British Airship R101 Memorial Service Card - circa 1930

20-ZEPP-43

Regular price $65.00

Small bi-fold (4.5x3") with black and silver printing, complete with original black-border envelope. Front has an floral orchid arrangement around a cross with the text "Thy Will Be Done". Inside is text relating the crash of the R101 in France on 5 Oct 1930 with a loss of 48 crew and passengers on their way to India. The back lists the names of those who apparently burned to death. A morbid piece of ephemera from a British disaster that was a significant setback for lighter-than-air development in the UK. Excellent condition.