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Zeppelin Blitz - The German Air Raids on Great Britain During the First World War

In the early years of the First World War, German lighter-than-air flying machines, Zeppelins, undertook a series of attacks on the British mainland. German military strategy was to subdue Britain, both by the damage these raids caused and by the terrifying nature of the craft that carried them out. This strategy proved successful.

The early raids caused significant damage, many civilian casualties and provoked terror and anger in equal measure. But the British rapidly learnt how to deal with these futuristic monsters.
A variety of defence mechanisms were developed: searchlights, guns and fighter aircraft were deployed, the British learnt to pick up the airships' radio messages and a central communications headquarters was set up. Within months aerial strategy and its impact on the lives of civilians and the course of conflict became part of human warfare.

As the Chief of the Imperial German Naval Airship Division, Peter Strasser, crisply put it: 'There is no such thing as a non-combatant any more. Modern war is total war.' "Zeppelin Blitz" is the first full, raid-by-raid, year-by-year account of the Zeppelin air raids on Britain during the First World War, based on contemporary official reports and documents.

Auteur:Neil R. Storey
Uitvoering:352 blz, 23.5 x 15.5 x 2.4 cm, softcover
Illustraties:150 z/w illustraties
Uitgever:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2015)
EAN:9780750956253
Boek: Zeppelin Blitz - The German Air Raids on Great Britain During the First World War

Zeppelin Blitz - The German Air Raids on Great Britain During the First World War

Taal: Engels

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Zeppelins Over the Midlands : The Air Raids of 31st January 1916

On 31st January 1916 nine Zeppelin airships of the Imperial German Navy bombed the Midlands, opening a strategic bombing campaign designed to cripple British war production. It ended in total failure.

The main target was Liverpool but none of the Zeppelins reached it. On foggy Monday night several major Midlands towns were bombed and 70 people killed, 35 in the Black Country between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, 15 in Burton on Trent, 10 in Loughborough, 5 in Derby, 3 in Scunthorpe and 2 in Ilkeston.

A lot is known about the military aspects of the raids but much less is known about what happened on the ground. While the press produced many human interest stories and atrocity propaganda, wartime censorship prohibited publication of any information that could be useful to the Germans, including the towns hit and names of the victims.
Through intensive research the author has been able to identify many of the victims and give the full story of these events for the first time.

Auteur:Mick Powis
Uitvoering:224 blz, 23.5 x 15.5 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:30 z/w foto's, 3 kaarten
Uitgever:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2015)
EAN:9781473834194
Boek: Zeppelins Over the Midlands : The Air Raids of 31st January 1916

Zeppelins Over the Midlands : The Air Raids of 31st January 1916

Taal: Engels

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Zeppelin vs British Home Defence 1916-1918 (Osprey)

When Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin's rigid airship LZ 1 flew over Lake Constance in 1900, it was the most advanced and impressive flying machine in the world: a colossal, lighter-than-air craft capable of controlled flight.

In World War I, Zeppelins were first used in a reconnaissance role, but on 19 January 1915 Kaiser Wilhelm II authorised their use in bombing strategic targets in England. From then on, "Zeppelin" became synonymous with terror to the British, and indeed the airship's effectiveness was more psychological than material.
Still, their raids compelled the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service to embark on a program of modernising their aerial defences, accelerating a process that would ultimately make the aeroplane, rather than the airship, the paramount flying machine of the war.

Using specially commissioned artwork, contemporary photographs and first-hand accounts, this book tells the fascinating story of Britain's first Blitz, from the airships who terrorised the public to the men who sought to defend the skies.

Auteur:Jon Guttman
Uitvoering:80 blz, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm, softcover
Illustraties:rijk geïllustreerd met z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2018)
Serie:Duel
EAN:9781472820334
Boek: Zeppelin vs British Home Defence 1916-1918 (Osprey)

Zeppelin vs British Home Defence 1916-1918

Taal: Engels

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Laatste update:13-07-2024