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'Gothas Over England ' with Ian Castle


Ian Castle will be giving a presentation on Germany's First World War bomber offensive against London. 

Germany's First World War Bomber Offensive Against London' with Ian Castle


'The Sky was Lurid with Flame' - Ian Castle   Proposals to bomb Britain were first made in August 1914. The campaign was approved by the Kaiser in January 1915 and the first successful Zeppelin raid took place on the night of 19–20 January 1915. Zeppelin raids continued throughout 1915 and 1916 but German losses rose as the British defences gradu…

Lincolnshire in the Path of the Zeppelins with Ian Castle


Ian Castle will be presenting on 'Lincolnshire in the Path of the Zeppelins' and The Collection on Friday 10th August, 7 pm Ian Castle is a leading expert on the history of Germany’s WW1 aerial campaign against Britain. He runs the air raid website, Ian Castle Zeppelin and his latest book, ‘Zeppelin Onslaught - The Forgotten Blitz 1914-1915’, was …

The Bombing of London


The Bombing of London  By Ian Castle   (Reproduced here under Creative Commons license from the 1914-18 Encyclopedia of the First World War   Germany’s aerial bombing campaign against Great Britain in the First World War, with London as its primary target, was the first sustained strategic bombing campaign in history. These raids, using airshi…

'"These Gaseous Monsters” – Voices from the Zeppelin War' by Ian Castle


Utilising numerous first-hand accounts, Ian explores the experiences of those caught up in this forgotten Blitz, when Zeppelin raiders brought a new terror to Britain from out of the dark night skies. Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome. We ask for a modest £3 donation on the door.  This includes tea, coffe…

Postponed : 'The Forgotten Blitz and the Defeat of the Zeppelins' with Ian Castle


Following our Branch AGM, Ian will present 'The Forgotten Blitz and the Defeat of the Zeppelins'. focusing on the airships, the raids and effects on morale, etc