• Short Summary

    Zeppelin brought down and crashed in tree in Potters Bar, people examining wreckage

  • Description

    Zeppelin brought down and crashed in tree in Potters Bar, people examining wreckage

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAFQMJPL50DG7AJ5EEQSJAVTIX
    Media URN:
    VLVAAFQMJPL50DG7AJ5EEQSJAVTIX
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1916
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (1)

  1. MikeAsh says

    Possibly German Naval Zeppelin L.31 on or about 1st October 1916.
    Ian Castle\'s book \'London 1914-17 The Zeppelin Menace\' p.83 has a still (IWM?) matching frames at 53s on this clip. That caption names Oakmere Park, Potter\'s Bar as the location.
    In bad weather L.31, commanded by Kapitanleutnant Heinrich Mathy came in over the Suffolk coast near Lowestoft on course to bomb London. Over Cheshunt the airship was detected and lit by searchlights, and finally shot down by 2nd Lieutenant Wulstan Tempest RFC in a BE2c night-fighter. All 19 of the airship crew perished as the blazing craft fell to earth.

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