“Zeppelin!” Terror Over London

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Date(s) - 08/05/2015
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Russell Square Underground


Heinrich Mathy

1915 marked the start of Zeppelin raids on London. These huge silver behemoths moved silently through the night sky, out of range of the embryonic British anti-aircraft defences. Here for the first time, was ‘death from above’, a new kind of terror, symptomatic of the war to end all wars. We walk from Russell Square Underground to Liverpool Street Station following the path of destruction inflicted on the night of 8th September 1915, by German Imperial Navy Zeppelin L13 piloted by  Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Mathy. This was the first effective air raid on the City of London, causing half a million pounds of damage and killing and injuring over 90 Londoners.

This Friday afternoon walk led by Blue Badge Guide and First World War enthusiast Mike Armitage lasts about 2 hours 30 minutes. Why not take the afternoon off work,  hear the story of a forgotten blitz and go and see parts of London not usually visited by tourists.

Smithfield Market memorial Zeppelin sign


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