Saturday, 3 September 2016

The Destroyed Raider

3 September 1916: A number of Bedford people witness a huge glare from the southern sky when a zeppelin falls nearly forty miles away at Cuffley, near Enfield. One London newspaper reported that the blazing mass resembled a glorious sunset. Official news of the destruction of the zeppelin is received at 5.45pm in Bedford and the news is posted outside the Bedfordshire Standard’s High Street offices.

Source: Bedfordshire Standard 08/09/1916

Poster of a zeppelin above London at night (Wikimedia)

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