Zeppelin Over Suffolk: The Final Raid Of L48

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-19
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword
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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.

Author Biography

Mark Mower is a writer and management consultant. He also runs a company called East Anglian Murder Mysteries Limited which produces murder mystery plays. Among his books are Suffolk Tales of Mystery Murder and Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Suffolk. As a qualified historian, Mark spent three years researching the history of the crashed airship and in 2006 assisted a team from the BBC Timewatch programme in their quest to uncover the story of the L48 and the first aerial blitz of Britain in the First World War. He lives near Beccles.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Prologue - The Quest for Safer Air Travelp. 1
England: No Longer an Islandp. 7
Launch Day at Friedrichshafenp. 21
'Attack South England - If Possible, London'p. 29
Zeppelins Over the Coastp. 45
Daybreak Assaultp. 57
Burials and Benevolencep. 71
Epilogue - Photographs, Fragments and Folklorep. 95
Technical Glossaryp. 107
A Chronology of Airship History in East Anglia, 1914-45p. 119
A Chronology of Zeppelin Airships After 1918p. 131
Acknowledgements and Select Bibliographyp. 137
Indexp. 141
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