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Hugo Eckener



Dr. Hugo Eckener, commander of German Zeppelin Hindenburg, (LZ-129) talks to jour...HD Stock Footage



German News - Death Of Eckener (1954)



Rousing ovation for Dr Hugo Eckener, Zeppelin Company Chief New York (Graf Zeppelin) (1929)



Dr. Hugo Eckener addresses crowd upon arrival of the Dirigible Hindenburg (LZ-129...HD Stock Footage



Dr. Hugo Eckener at exit door of LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin airship, after landing in F...HD Stock Footage

Dr. Hugo Eckener was the manager of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin during the inter-war years, and also the commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin for most of its record-setting flights, including the first airship flight around the world, making him the most successful airship commander in history. He was also responsible for the construction of the most successful type of airships of all time. An anti-Nazi who was invited to campaign as a moderate in the German presidential elections, he was blacklisted by that regime and eventually sidelined.