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The Zeppelins: An Illustrated History by Phil Carradice

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This does exactly what it says in the title. It offers a concise history of the development of the Zeppelin airship from its inception, carrying passengers and as an unwieldy weapon of war. Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin, a Prussian career soldier and an observer in the American Civil War, had seen the advantages of balloons for observation. An intel…


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 Bombing of London

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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…


Death From the Skies. The Zeppelin Raids over Norfolk 19 January 1915 by R J Wyatt

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53 pages. Soft Cover. Twelve of illustrations, maps, references, appendices. Card covers. £6.95. Gliddon Books, Norwich 1990. ISBN 0 947893 17 2. This interesting and inexpensive little book is by none other than our reviewer, Bob Wyatt. Despite its cover, it is a serious and thoroughly researched account of the Zeppelin raids on Great Yarmouth…


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

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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…