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"Graf: A Legacy of Aviation and War" Step back in time to the year 1940, as HMS Exeter arrives triumphantly at Plymouth

Background imageGraf Collection: HMS Exeter arriving at Plymouth, Second World War, 1940

HMS Exeter arriving at Plymouth, Second World War, 1940
Photograph showing the arrival of the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Exeter at Plymouth Docks, February 1940. Exeter was returning to Britain for the first time since taking part in the Battle of the River

Background imageGraf Collection: Poster, Zeppelin to South America

Poster, Zeppelin to South America
Poster advertising the German Zeppelin Hamburg-American Line, LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin airship service from Friedrichshafen, Germany, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. circa 1934

Background imageGraf Collection: Stauffenberg

Stauffenberg
CLAUS SCHENK GRAF VON STAUFFENBERG Lieutenant colonel on the General Staff and central figure among the conspirators of the July Plot

Background imageGraf Collection: The Ploughman (Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy at the Plough), 1887, (1965). Creator: Il ya Repin

The Ploughman (Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy at the Plough), 1887, (1965). Creator: Il ya Repin
The Ploughman (Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy at the Plough), 1887, (1965). Portrait of Russian author Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) as a ploughman. Painting in the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Background imageGraf Collection: The FA Cup Final 1930

The FA Cup Final 1930
Photographs from the Football Association Challenge Cup Final of 1930 between Arsenal and Huddersfield. The two distinguished guests during the game were King George V

Background imageGraf Collection: Graf Zeppelin Takeoff

Graf Zeppelin Takeoff
GRAF ZEPPELIN People mill around as the Airship prepares for take off

Background imageGraf Collection: Card commemorating Graf Spee destruction, WW2

Card commemorating Graf Spee destruction, WW2
Card commemorating the destruction of the German cruiser, Admiral Graf Spee, on 13 December 1939 by HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles following the Battle of the River Plate. Date: 1939

Background imageGraf Collection: Graf Zeppelin airship in flight

Graf Zeppelin airship in flight
The German Graf Zeppelin airship in flight, viewed from directly below

Background imageGraf Collection: Crew quarters aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ 127

Crew quarters aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ 127
Crew quarters aboard the Graf Zeppelin, LZ 127

Background imageGraf Collection: Diagram and cross-section of passenger and steering gondola of the Graf Zeppelin LZ 127 airship

Diagram and cross-section of passenger and steering gondola of the Graf Zeppelin LZ 127 airship
GRAF ZEPPELIN. Diagram and cross-section of passenger and steering gondola of the Graf Zeppelin LZ 127 airship. Early 20th century postcard

Background imageGraf Collection: The Graf Zeppelin flying over Friedrichshafen, Germany

The Graf Zeppelin flying over Friedrichshafen, Germany
The Graf Zeppelin flying over Friedrichshafen, a city on the shore of Lake Constance (Bodensee in German) in southern Germany, known for its importance in aviation history

Background imageGraf Collection: Helmut Carl Bernhard, Graf von Moltke - German Field Marshal

Helmut Carl Bernhard, Graf von Moltke - German Field Marshal
Helmut Carl Bernhard Graf von Moltke (1800-1891) - German Field Marshal - Chief of Staff of the Prussian army for thirty years. Date: circa 1885

Background imageGraf Collection: COUNT VON WALDSTEIN (1762-1823). Ferdinand Ernst Gabriel. Contemporary oil on canvas

COUNT VON WALDSTEIN (1762-1823). Ferdinand Ernst Gabriel. Contemporary oil on canvas

Background imageGraf Collection: The Graf Zeppelin LZ 127 landed at Hanworth Aero Park

The Graf Zeppelin LZ 127 landed at Hanworth Aero Park
The Graf Zeppelin, LZ 127, landed at Hanworth Aero Park from Germany, 18 August 1931. Date: 1931

Background imageGraf Collection: Captain Hans Langsdorff of the Admiral Graf Spee

Captain Hans Langsdorff of the Admiral Graf Spee
Dressed in white, Captain Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff (1894 - 1939), German captain of the Admiral Graf Spee pocket-battleship photographed in Montevideo, Uruguay

Background imageGraf Collection: Graf, German zeppelin over London 1931

Graf, German zeppelin over London 1931
A good will visit, German zeppelin Graf flying over London, a transatlantic passenger carrier operating between 1928 to 1937, with people paying to take a flight over England. Date: August 1931

Background imageGraf Collection: Nik Ludwig Zinzendorf

Nik Ludwig Zinzendorf
NIKOLAUS LUDWIG, graf von ZINZENDORF German religious leader of the Moravian Brethren

Background imageGraf Collection: (1725-1807). Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur. French soldier. Steel engraving, 19th century

(1725-1807). Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur. French soldier. Steel engraving, 19th century
COMTE de ROCHAMBEAU (1725-1807). Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur. French soldier. Steel engraving, 19th century

Background imageGraf Collection: Graf Zeppelin - LZ 127 - at anchor

Graf Zeppelin - LZ 127 - at anchor. The inset portrait shows Dr. Hugo Eckener (1868-1954), the manager of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin during the inter-war years

Background imageGraf Collection: Luposta Airshow - Danzig

Luposta Airshow - Danzig - featuring the Graf Zeppelin - held between 23rd and 31st July, 1932

Background imageGraf Collection: The view looking towards the stern of the Graf Zeppelin II

The view looking towards the stern of the Graf Zeppelin II, LZ 130, during construction at Friedrichshafen

Background imageGraf Collection: The Graf Zeppelin LZ 127 over a Junkers Ju52 / 3m of Lufthansa

The Graf Zeppelin LZ 127 over a Junkers Ju52 / 3m of Lufthansa
The Graf Zeppelin, LZ 127, over a Junkers Ju52/3m of Lufthansa

Background imageGraf Collection: The Graf Zeppelin LZ 127

The Graf Zeppelin LZ 127
The Graf Zeppelin, LZ 127

Background imageGraf Collection: PAUL VON HATZFELDT (1831-1901). Count Paul von Hatzfeldt, German ambassador

PAUL VON HATZFELDT (1831-1901). Count Paul von Hatzfeldt, German ambassador. Original cabinet photograph, late 19th century

Background imageGraf Collection: MOTHER GOOSE: KING. The king was in the parlor. Wood engraving from a late-19th century edition of

MOTHER GOOSE: KING. The king was in the parlor. Wood engraving from a late-19th century edition of Mother Gooses Melodies

Background imageGraf Collection: COUNT de GRASSE (1722-1788). Comte François Joseph Paul de Grasse. French naval officer

COUNT de GRASSE (1722-1788). Comte François Joseph Paul de Grasse. French naval officer. Line engraving, English, 1785

Background imageGraf Collection: A Peace Conference. The meeting between Victor Emmanuel II and Count Radetzky

A Peace Conference. The meeting between Victor Emmanuel II and Count Radetzky, after the Battle of Novara, March 24
878629 A Peace Conference. The meeting between Victor Emmanuel II and Count Radetzky, after the Battle of Novara, March 24, 1849. Johann Josef Wenzel Graf Radetzky von Radetz

Background imageGraf Collection: Portrait of Duchess Marie Amelie of Württemberg (1865-1883). Creator: Graf, Ludwig (1838-1894)

Portrait of Duchess Marie Amelie of Württemberg (1865-1883). Creator: Graf, Ludwig (1838-1894)
Portrait of Duchess Marie Amelie of Wurttemberg (1865-1883). Private Collection

Background imageGraf Collection: Portrait of Henri Le Sidaner (1862-1939) in his studio, 1891. Creator: Graf, Paul Edmund (1866-1903)

Portrait of Henri Le Sidaner (1862-1939) in his studio, 1891. Creator: Graf, Paul Edmund (1866-1903)
Portrait of Henri Le Sidaner (1862-1939) in his studio, 1891. Found in the collection of the Musee du Touquet-Paris-Plage

Background imageGraf Collection: The Wild Army, ca 1513-1515. Creator: Graf, Urs (c. 1485-1527/28)

The Wild Army, ca 1513-1515. Creator: Graf, Urs (c. 1485-1527/28)
The Wild Army, ca 1513-1515. Found in the collection of the Art Museum Basel

Background imageGraf Collection: Graf Zeppelin over Friedrichshafen, Germany

Graf Zeppelin over Friedrichshafen, Germany Date: 1930s

Background imageGraf Collection: HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier

HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier
Royal Navy - HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier, at anchor, steaming up. HMS Glorious was the second of the three Courageous-class battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World War

Background imageGraf Collection: Maximilian Graf von Spee, German admiral, WW1

Maximilian Graf von Spee, German admiral, WW1
MAXIMILIAN JOHANNES MARIA HUBERT VON SPEE (GRAF) German admiral - he sank with his flagship Scharnhorst during the First World War. Date: 1861 - 1914

Background imageGraf Collection: Hanworth Air Park - 1932 - Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127

Hanworth Air Park - 1932 - Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127
The German airship Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127 at Hanworth Air Park conducting sight-seeing flights over London. On 18 August 1931, the German airship Graf Zeppelin (D-LZ127) visited Hanworth

Background imageGraf Collection: HMS Glorious 77

HMS Glorious 77
Royal Navy - HMS Glorius, aircraft carrier, at anchor in Grand Harbour Valetta.. HMS Glorious was the second of the three Courageous-class battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First

Background imageGraf Collection: Graf Zeppelin flying over the Port of Hamburg, Germany

Graf Zeppelin flying over the Port of Hamburg, Germany
A stunning real photographic postcard showing the Graf Zeppelin airship flying above the Kehrwiederspitze in the port of Hamburg, Germany

Background imageGraf Collection: Plan of the Battle of Vienna, 12 September 1683

Plan of the Battle of Vienna, 12 September 1683
Holy Roman Empire. Plan of the Battle of Vienna, 12 September 1683. It took place at Kahlenberg Mountain, near Vienna, ather the city had been besieged by the Ottoman Empire during two months

Background imageGraf Collection: Graf Zeppelin Airship - porcelain teacup and saucer

Graf Zeppelin Airship - porcelain teacup and saucer by Heinrich Elfenbein-Porzellen. Cup marked with LZ logo and bottom stamped, saucer bottom stamped. Date: 1928

Background imageGraf Collection: Zeppelin airship - two cover designs

Zeppelin airship - two cover designs
Zeppelin airship on two cover designs. Unusual USS Akron promotional two-sided advertising card, copy of the Texaco Star showing the Zeppelin airship flying over New York

Background imageGraf Collection: Zeppelin airship, Hamburg-America Line, brochure

Zeppelin airship, Hamburg-America Line, brochure cover, South American service. Flights from Germany to South America. Powerful cover graphic showing the airship flying westbound over a stylised

Background imageGraf Collection: Zeppelin airship, Hamburg-America Line, luggage tag

Zeppelin airship, Hamburg-America Line, luggage tag
Zeppelin Airship, Hamburg-America Line, luggage tag, vibrant blue, yellow and white. Graf Zeppelin flying eastbound, while a HAPAG steamship (Class Milwaukee / St Louis) sails westbound

Background imageGraf Collection: Count von Waldersee

Count von Waldersee
Alfred Ludwig Heinrich Karl Graf von Walderse (April 1832 ??March 1904) setting out for the front from Shanghai. He was a German field marshal who became Chief of the Imperial German General Staff

Background imageGraf Collection: Admiral Graf Von Spee 1914

Admiral Graf Von Spee 1914
Admiral Graf Von Spee (1861 1914), naval officer of the German Kaiserliche Marine, Died on the 8 December 1914, on SMS Scharnhorst, South Atlantic, off the Falkland Islands. Date: 1914

Background imageGraf Collection: BERTHOLD

BERTHOLD
Berthold, Graf von Rhein, narrowly avoids death from the Demon of Blasphemy by uttering a timely prayer

Background imageGraf Collection: Alfred Ludwig Heinrich Karl Graf von Walderse, 1832 -1904. German Field Marshall General

Alfred Ludwig Heinrich Karl Graf von Walderse, 1832 -1904. German Field Marshall General
2603458 Alfred Ludwig Heinrich Karl Graf von Walderse, 1832 -1904. German Field Marshall General. From The Review of Reviews, published 1891 by English School, (19th century)

Background imageGraf Collection: Stephanie Graf

Stephanie Graf 800 Metres 24 August 1999 Date: 24 August 1999

Background imageGraf Collection: Steffi Graf

Steffi Graf French Open Championships French Open Tennis Championships Roland Garros, Paris, France 29 May 1986 Date: 29 May 1986

Background imageGraf Collection: Friedrich Leopold, Graf zu Stolberg (engraving)

Friedrich Leopold, Graf zu Stolberg (engraving)
5219432 Friedrich Leopold, Graf zu Stolberg (engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Friedrich Leopold, Graf zu Stolberg)



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"Graf: A Legacy of Aviation and War" Step back in time to the year 1940, as HMS Exeter arrives triumphantly at Plymouth, marking a significant moment during the Second World War. Meanwhile, a captivating poster showcases the allure of Zeppelin travel to South America, capturing the imaginations of adventure-seekers. In another corner of history, we encounter Stauffenberg, a name synonymous with bravery and resistance against tyranny. His actions echo through time as a reminder of courage in the face of adversity. A solemn card commemorates the destruction Spee during World War II – an event that forever altered naval warfare. The powerful image serves as a testament to sacrifice and perseverance. Witnessing the takeoff Zeppelin is like witnessing poetry in motion; its majestic presence soaring through the skies leaves spectators awestruck. In flight, it becomes an emblematic symbol representing human ingenuity and exploration. Delving deeper into history reveals Nik Ludwig Zinzendorf's contributions – his legacy intertwined with advancements in aviation technology that shaped our world today. Similarly, Helmut Carl Bernhard von Moltke emerges as an influential figure whose strategic brilliance left an indelible mark on German military tactics. Count von Waldstein's portrait captures his enigmatic persona perfectly – a man who lived during tumultuous times yet managed to leave behind an enduring artistic legacy for generations to admire. The landing Zeppelin LZ 127 at Hanworth Aero Park transports us back to a bygone era when airships ruled the skies. It represents progress and innovation while reminding us how far we have come since then. Finally, Captain Hans Langsdorff stands tall as he commands Admiral Graf Spee with unwavering determination. His leadership embodies honor and duty amidst chaos – qualities that inspire even today. These glimpses into history paint a vivid picture encompassing war heroes, technological marvels, artistic legacies, and the indomitable spirit of exploration.