Zeppelin Over Essex 1914-1918

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  • I think this 1915 bombing was from a Zeppelin with the damage shown "Spital Road" Maldon in Essex - The town is on the River Blackwater, which makes sense, seeing the chaps in the boat More details found here! > http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=144242 where the chaps on the online forum say: It was L6 (Captain Oberleutnant Freiherr von Buttlar). Only fatality was a speckled hen belonging to Henry Hutson of Gate Street!). I have researched the raid and included it as a chapter in my book on Maldon and the Great War. Von Buttlar, the commander of Navy Zeppelin L.6, gives an amusing account of the raid and how he had absolutely no idea where they were and what town they had bombed, in his book 'Zeppelins Over England'. It was his first raid over England and it took place on the night of 15/16 April 1915. Yes. L6 then became a reconnaissance ship. Von Buttlar got promoted to Kapitanleutnant and nearly came to grief in October 1917 when his airship was pursued a

    davidpathe 4th Dec 2014

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