Category: Navy

Zeppelins

Zeppelins were a type of rigid airship used during World War I by the Germans as both reconnaissance vessels and for air raids. Named after the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, the air ships were developed in the late 19th century. The ships were able to achieve 20 mph at top speed, and could fly…

Wireless Technology

By the outbreak of World War I, wireless technology had been in existence for several decades. In the late 19th century, technology pioneers Alexander Graham Bell and Guglielmo Marconi were instrumental in the invention of devices that could transmit sound wirelessly. Radio, which was deemed “wireless technology” in the beginning, was the main way of…