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  • Short Summary

    Bomb-wrecked buildings in Essex and soldiers in a rowing boat.

  • Description

    Zeppelin Over Essex.

    Soldier with rifle over shoulder walks along a road, past the recent ruins of a building.

    M/S of a small group of soldiers sitting in a rowing boat. They hang a lantern-shaped object over the water.

    Pan across bomb-damaged buildings with people picking amongst the ruins. Part or all of one building has been reduced to planks of wood and rubble.

    Note: Zeppelin is not seen - presumably this is the damage caused by one.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1940.33
    Media URN:
    73874
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:37:00 / 01:35:13:00
    Canister:
    ON 175 A

Comments (1)

  1. davidpathe says

    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

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