19/1/1915 Great Yarmouth: death from above

The German army and navy each have a fleet of Zeppelin airships. The Kaiser has authorised their use in attacks on targets in Britain. He has prohibited attacks on London, for fear of injuring his relatives in the British royal family, but the rest of England is fair game. Tonight two Zeppelins fly to attack Humberside, but high winds blow them off course. They drop their bombs on Great Yarmouth and other towns in Norfolk before making for home.

The raid kills four people and injures 16.

image source (Blue Plaque Marks Site of WWI Zeppelin Bombing, Love Great Yarmouth)

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