London 1914-17: The Zeppelin Menace

London 1914-17: The Zeppelin Menace

by Ian Castle, Christa Hook
     
 

Ian Castle tells the story of Germany's air offensive against Britain in World War I (1914-1918), in which, from May 1915 until October 1917, zeppelins dropped thousands of tons of bombs on London. Initially the city was woefully unprotected but an integrated air defense system was progressively developed in response to the early months' destruction and casualties.

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Ian Castle tells the story of Germany's air offensive against Britain in World War I (1914-1918), in which, from May 1915 until October 1917, zeppelins dropped thousands of tons of bombs on London. Initially the city was woefully unprotected but an integrated air defense system was progressively developed in response to the early months' destruction and casualties.

Over a year was to pass before the first zeppelin was downed over British soil by the Royal Flying Corps but successes then steadily mounted as observation and communication networks improved and new tactics were learned. In his revealing account of a terrifying campaign which was to be repeated only decades later in the Luftwaffe's Blitz, the author describes the birth of a new arena of warfare, "the home front."

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"The book is a fascinating read into the initial hopes and expectations, the campaign itself and the results of that campaign. A book I am sure you will enjoy as much as did I and one that I can highly recommend to you." -Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (September 2008)

"Ian Castle's London 1914-17: The Zeppelin Menace reveals the Zeppelin raids on London which fostered a new kind of warfare and German successes." -California Bookwatch (May 2008)

"All of the raids are described here in considerable details, with their results on the ground and the losses inflicted upon them. Individual maps show the course of each airship that reached London, and where its bombs hit, and there are many contemporary photographs as well as good colour plates." -John Prigent, Internet Modeler (April 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846032455
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/18/2008
Series:
Campaign
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
904,565
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.23(d)

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