The Hindenburg Disaster

Here is some silent, yet still impressive footage of the dramatic explosion of the German zeppelin Hindenburg while attempting to dock in Lakehurst, New Jersey, in 1937.

Here is the classic Universal Newsreel that aired afterwards, with commentary.

Here is the most dramatic of all. This was a recorded-on-the-scene witness radio report by Herbert Morrision, which was later dubbed into the film footage. This is where the famous "Oh, the humanity!" quote comes from.

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