Shown left is The Airshipmen. A new novel based on a true story by David Dennington based around the R38, R100, and R101 airships at Cardington. This book is 660 pages long and makes several references to Shortstown. The foreword reads:
“At the end of WW1, Lou Remington leaves the Marine Corps and joins the Navy to fly airships. He is sent to England to train with his crew to fly R38 back to New Jersey.
After a terrible accident, he falls in love and settles down to a blissful life in rural Yorkshire. But the British come knocking at his door with offers for him to assist in building the safest and mightiest airships the world has ever seen. Accepting the position could lead to a spectacular career with infinite rewards—or maybe cost him his life.
The British Airship Program is a morass of infighting and political intrigue. Two teams are pitted against each other, each to design and build their own massive airship, modeled as ocean liners of the sky—one will fly to Canada, the other to India, only one will survive this deadly competition.