Creator

Charles Lewis

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Item Identifier Number

MS204_09

Creation Date

1-1-1908

Collection

MS-204: Charles Lewis Collection

Description

Designed by the French firm Lebaudy, the République was France's answer to the Zeppelin. Its maiden flight took place in June, 1908. In September, 1908, it threw a propeller, which ripped into the gas bag. The sudden loss of lift resulted in the twentieth century's first multiple fatality air accident. French army Captain Marchal, and three crew members were killed.

Publisher Repository

Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

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Digital Initiatives and Repository Services

Document Type

Image

Media Type

Postcard

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Keywords

MS204_08; Capitaine Marchal; Airships; Dirigibles; Lebaudy; La République; Postcards

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