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Transatlantic Zeppelin Flights – An Early Air Service

Transatlantic Zeppelin Flights

Would you travel with a huge balloon-type vehicle filled with explosive gas across the ocean? The 1930s saw a brief period when airships had a technological edge over planes and transatlantic Zeppelin flights made an early service across the ocean possible.   German airships are generally known as Zeppelins after Count von Zeppelin, the German …

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Isthmus of Panama

In Panama, the shores of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are only about 60 km apart. This makes the isthmus a truly strategic location for global transportation. A hundred years ago the Panama Canal was opened and since then allows ships go directly from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific. This obviously was not possible …

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