Tag Archives: World War I

Fighting Zeppelins with Airplanes, 1915

Source: Scientific American – scientificamerican.com By Dan Schlenoff Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: June 26, 1915 After the First World War broke out, airships quickly became a scourge. German Zeppelins bombed Liège and Antwerp in … Continue reading

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Sunderland’s WWI Acoustic Mirror Restored

Source: BBC News – BBC.com A “forgotten” piece of history which Fulwell Acoustic Mirror was built in 1917 to help detect German airships following a series of Zeppelin raids on the North East coast. protected Sunderland from Zeppelin attacks in … Continue reading

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Taking war into the skies: The age of the airship

Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines – rbth.com By Alexander Vershinin Making its first inauspicious appearance during the war of 1812 against Napoleonic France, the airship was later to serve as a vital step in the development of Russian air power, proving … Continue reading

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WWI airship R34 arrived too late to see action

Source: eveningtimes.co.uk By: Stef Lach She was the majestic airship built in Renfrewshire to aid the First World War effort – but this lady arrived a little too late to the party.

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Did You Know the Lizard Peninsula Was Home to a World War I Airship Base?

Source: The Packet – falmouthpacket.co.uk As the anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War approaches, The Packet looks back a how an airship base near Mullion played a key role in defending shipping from the German submarine threat.

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