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'Gondola - from which bombs were dropped...of Zeppelin brought down off the Essex coast', 1916 (c)

Photograph, World War One, Air Operations (1914-1918), 1916 (c).

British military personnel inspect the wreckage of a German airship. The first Zeppelin raid on Britain was at Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in January 1915. London was first attacked on 31 May 1915, when seven people were killed and £18,000 worth of damage caused. In the months that followed, 50 further Zeppelin raids took place and a blackout was imposed on the city.

From a collection of one hundred and one stereoscopic photographs entitled 'The Great War'.

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NAM. 1972-08-67-1-65


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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