Zeppelin raids, Gothas and 'Giants'

Britain's First Blitz - 1914 -1918

Ian Castle looks at the World War One air raids on Britain - the First Blitz

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...and a Podcast

If you would like to hear my talk on London's First Zeppelin Raid it is now available here as a Podcast through the National Archives website

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Talks given in 2016

Thu 21st April - 8.00pm - Western Front Assoc. East London Branch Walthamstow

"A dull red glow brightened the heavens": London and the Defeat of the Zeppelins.

 

Mon 16th May - Westminster Academy

Zeppelins Over London

 

Wed 17th August - 7.45pm - Western Front Assoc. Surrey Branch (Cobham)

"The Fall of the Blood-Red Mass" - Fighting Back in the Zeppelin War

 

Fri 9th September - Morning - National Archives, Kew, London

Voices of the Home Front Conference

'Zeppelins visited the Eastern Counties last night' - Press coverage of the Zeppelin Raids on Britain in WW1 Click here for tickets

 

Thu 22nd September  - 2.00pm - National Archives, Kew, London

"Terrifying in its Grandeur" - London and the defeat of the Zeppelins

Tickets are free but need to be booked in advance. Click here.

 

Fri 11th November - 9.00pm - Much Hadham Museum, Herts.

"Zeppelin!" - Terror in the Hadhams

 

 

Talks booked for 2017

Thu. 23rd March - 1.00pm - DfT History Society - London

'The Sky Was Lurid With Flame' - Operation Turkenkreuz: Germany's WW1 Bomber Raids on London

 

Sat. 22nd April - 12.00noon - Cross & Cockade International AGM - RAF Museum, Hendon

Turkenkreuz: The First World War German bomber offensive against London - a centenary talk

 

Wed. 17th May - 7.30pm - Islington Archaeology & History Society, Islington Town Hall

"The Sky Was Lurid With Flame" - Germany's First World War Bomber Offensive against London

 

Fri. 9th June - 2.00pm - The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, Bedford

"Monsters of the Dark Hours" - The Zeppelin War Over Britain

 

Tue. 13th June - 2.00pm - National Archives, Kew, London

Gothas Over England - a centenary talk

 

Fri. 7th July - Evening - Bexley Local Studies & Archives, Bexleyheath Library

"The Sky Was Lurid With Flame" - Germany's First World War Bomber Offensive against London

 

Thu. 12th Oct. - 8.00pm - Western Front Assoc, Northampton Branch

"Monsters of the Dark Hours" - The Northamptonshire Zeppelin Raids of WW1

 

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