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Zeppelin Vs British Home Defence 1915-18

(Duel #85)

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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 January 19, 1915 Kaiser Wilhelm II authorized their use in bombing strategic t ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published March 20th 2018 by Osprey Publishing (UK)
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Kevin Varney
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I quite enjoyed this actually. I don't think it registered with me until recently that the Germans used airships to bomb Britain during WW1. I disapprove, of course, but the things look so splendid. I especially enjoyed the illustration of the inside of the Zeppelin's gondola. It's like a proper ship with steering wheels and speaking tubes. I liked those plucky little BE 2c fighters. I've read quite a bit about WW1 aircraft, but not much about them. I was interested reading about the situation w ...more
James Crabtree
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: antiaircraft
This impressive little book looks at the use of Zeppelins by Germany to bomb England into submission during the Great War and the lone fighters sent up to challenge them. I'll admit that when I purchased this book I hoped that it would also include the role of antiaircraft artillery and searchlights (as small as those roles were at the time). Nevertheless, this book is an impressive study of the fight between the primitive airships and the heavier-than-air craft sent up to intercept them. While ...more
Matthias Noch
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very short, but a good summary of these today less known events in WW1.
I found the map with the locations of the Zeppelin and Home Defence aerodromes at the Western Front of special interest as something like this was missing so far.
neil chapman
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Aerial warfare in it's infancy but already showing deadly promise.The machines involved were so very strange and all this happened over 100 years ago!
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