Thursday, October 11, 2007

A Historical Note

I did a bit of poking around into the Hindenburg, since air disasters are an interest of mine, and because I used the "Oh, the humanity" quote as the title in my previous post and wanted to give it proper attribution.  The quote is attributed to Herbert Morrison, and is actually used somewhat incorrectly, as the full text of the quote is "Oh, the humanity and all the passengers."  Morrison was using the word humanity to refer to the ground crew, rather than all the people involved in the accident.  This puts a slightly different take on using just the "Oh, the humanity", but as this quote has been taken so far out of context by pop culture, I doubt that anyone other than myself cares.

Robert Alverson


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