Talk:Zeppelin (film)

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Historical Accuracy[edit]

I have lifted the following section from the body of the text, as it is self-evident that the film was not a documentary account. "As a work of fiction, the film differs from reality on several points. The film begins in August 1915 and ends in the first few days of September, with the LZ36 commissioned on 1 September. The actual LZ36 was commissioned on 8 March 1915, while its film counterpart crashed on its first mission, the real LZ36 (military designation L 9) was destroyed by an accident in its hangar on 16 September 1916, after having carried out more than 80 sorties against the British. Admiral Sir William Reginald Hall was British Director of Naval Intelligence and was referred to as either Admiral Hall or as Blinker Hall during the film. Although he was indeed head of Intelligence from late 1914, he was only made a Rear Admiral three years later, and during the timescale of the film would have held the rank of Captain. While passing over Newcastle on its return home the film airship was attacked by supposedly new British SE5a fighters. In reality the prototype SE5a did not fly until the year after the story is set." FWiW Bzuk (talk) 19:20, 14 September 2014 (UTC)