Ashford’s Hidden Treasures – 22

With Remembrance Day coming up this week, it seemed appropriate to focus on a hidden treasure that has its origins in World War 1. These crew members actually had a fairly good survival rate – much better than contemporaries fighting on the ground or in combat aircraft. Nevertheless it must have taken some guts to sit in a small carriage beneath a large envelope of explosive hydrogen… with a top speed of 53 mph.