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Zeppelin Over Suffolk (Paperback)

The Final Raid of L48

Aviation WWI World War One Aviation 1917

By Mark Mower
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781844157372
Published: 16th October 2008
Last Released: 7th September 2016

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Zeppelin Over Suffolk tells the remarkable story of the destruction of a German airship over East Anglia in 1917. The drama is set against the backdrop of Germany's aerial bombing campaign on Britain in the First World War, using a terrifying new weapon, the Zeppelin. The course of the raid on that summer night is reconstructed in vivid detail, moment by moment - the Zeppelin's take off from northern Germany, its slow journey across the North Sea, the bombing run along the East Anglian coast, the pursuit by British fighters high over Suffolk, and the airship's final moments as it fell to earth in flames near the village of Theberton in the early morning of 17 June 1917. Mark Mower gives a gripping account of a pivotal episode in the pioneering days of the air war over England.

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