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Zeppelin Inferno

The Forgotten Blitz 1916 by Castle, Ian Code: 61594 Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publication date: 29/04/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days Price: AU $75.00

At the beginning of 1916, as the world entered the second full year of global conflict, the cities, towns and villages of Britain continued to lay vulnerable to aerial bombardment. Throughout that period German Zeppelin airships and seaplanes had come and gone at will, their most testing opposition provided by the British weather as the countrys embryonic defences struggled to come to terms with this first ever assault from the air. Britains civilians were now standing on the frontline - the Home Front - like the soldiers who had marched off to war. But early in 1916 responsibility for Britains aerial defence passed from the Admiralty to the War Office and, as German air attacks intensified, new ideas and plans made dramatic improvements to Britains aerial defence capability. While this new system could give early warning of approaching raiders, there was a lack of effective weaponry with which to engage them when they arrived. Behind the scenes, however, three individuals, each working independently, were striving for a solution. The results of their work were spectacular; it lifted the mood of the nation and dramatically changed the way this campaign was fought over Britain. The German air campaign against Britain in the First World War was the first sustained strategic aerial bombing campaign in history. Despite this, it has become forgotten against the enormity of the Blitz of the Second World War, although for those caught up in the tragedy of these raids, the impact was every bit as devastating. In Zeppelin Inferno Ian Castle tells the full story of the 1916 raids in unprecedented detail in what is the second book in a trilogy that will reveal the complete story of Britains Forgotten Blitz. AUTHOR: Ian Castle began writing military history over thirty years ago, but for the last fifteen years has focused on Germanys First World War air raids against Britain. Initially exploring the London raids, his later research extended to include attacks across the whole country. In addition to writing books, Ian regularly contributes articles to magazines and journals and has been involved in a number of television documentaries detailing this early air campaign. Besides giving regular talks on the subject, Ian has also built an extensive website highlighting these early air raids. 32 b/w illustrations

Format: Hardback
Pages: 384
Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD
Publication date: 29/04/2022
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 234.00mm X 156.00mm
Code: 61594

 IAN CASTLE began writing military history over thirty years ago, but for the last fifteen years has focused on Germanys First World War air raids against Britain. Initially exploring the London raids, his later research extended to include attacks across the whole country. In addition to writing books, Ian regularly contributes articles to magazines and journals and has been involved in a number of television documentaries detailing this early air campaign. Besides giving regular talks on the subject, Ian has also built an extensive website highlighting these early air raids. He lived in London for over fifty years but has more recently relocated to the Surrey Hills, where he lives with his partner Nicola. See: www.IanCastleZeppelin.co.uk