The Zeppelin Menace
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London 1914-17 by Ian Castle
Book DescriptionThe first Zeppelin attack on London came in May 1915 - and with it came the birth of a new arena of warfare, the 'home front'. German airships attempted to raid London on 26 separate occasions between May 1915 and October 1917, but only reached the capital and bombed successfully on nine occasions, with much terror inflicted upon the capital's residents. The British organized counter-attacks against German bases on the Continent and developed a defensive system, while the Germans developed newer forms of high-altitude Zeppelins. This book tells the story of Germany's strategic air offensive against Britain, and how it came to be neutralized.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846032455
(248mm x 184mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ian Castle
First Blitz, Paperback (October 2015)
German airships attempted to raid London on 26 separate occasions between May 1915 and October 1917, but only reached the capital and bombed successfully on nine occasions. This book tells the story of Germany's strategic air offensive against Britain, and how it came to be neutralized.
Zeppelin, Hardback (June 2015)
The story of the airship - written by the Captain of the Hindenburg, who tragically died in 1937
Fort William Henry, 1755-57, Paperback (November 2013)
After the British garrison of Fort William Henry in the colony of New York surrendered to the besieging army of the French commander Marquis de Montcalm in August 1757, it appeared that this particular episode of the French and Indian War was over. This title details research on the campaign.
Zeppelin Base Raids, Paperback (April 2011)» View all books by Ian Castle
In the summer of 1914, as Europe teetered on the brink of war, the spectre of immediate Zeppelin raids on London and other major British towns and cities loomed large. This title presents the story of Britain's first strategic bombing campaign and the results it achieved.
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Author Biography - Ian Castle
Ian Castle is an experienced historian who is a member of the Napoleonic Association, the Victorian Military Society and is a consultant for the Anglo Zulu War Historical Society. Ian began writing more than ten years ago and, besides contributing numerous articles to military journals, he has written ten books, five of which are in the Osprey Campaign series The author lives in London, UK.
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