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Zeppelins over Norfolk

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The First World War was a conflict of many firsts. While the Great War saw the debut of mass public recruitment as well as the implementation of tank warfare, it was also the first time heavier-than-air flying machines had been used in a military offensive. As German airships attacked the east coast of Britain in January 1915, it was civilian targe…


The End of The Zeppelins

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This item first appeared in Stand To! No. 31 (Spring 1991). It was the 22nd piece in a series titled 'The Home Front'. The First Strategic Air Offensive Against Britain The first-ever strategic air offensive commenced against Britain on 19 January 1915 when two German naval Zeppelins bombed the Norfolk towns of King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth. Fou…


The First Air Raid: Great Yarmouth by Bob Wyatt

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This item by Bob Wyatt, the Book Review Editor for Stand To! from 1987 to 2017, appearedĀ in Stand To! No. 27 1989. On the night of 19 January 1915 ... three Zeppelins set off on the first air raid by airships over Britain. Engine failure caused one to turn back but the other two reached England. They had intended to attack the North-East coast but…