Journeys that had once been measured in months would breeze past in days. The Imperial Airship Service would bind Canada, Australia, South Africa, Egypt, India and New Zealand into a true global superpower.
Britannia still ruled the waves. But now, she would dominate the sky.
These dreams were dashed when the world’s largest airship ploughed into the ground in northern France on its inaugural flight to India.
Britain’s Hindenburg disaster ended an imperial flirtation with airships. Did it also deal a blow for the future of the British Empire?