This is the next centreTalk 'Death from Above' - Zeppelin raids in the 1st World War is a talk by Harvey Watson. When the 1st World War began in 1914 for the first time warfare spread to a new dimension as both sides used aeroplanes and airships to spy on the enemy.
The Germans in particular believed that they could use huge airships, called Zeppelins, to bomb and terrorize the British population and force Britain out of the war. At first Britain was virtually defenceless but the defences eventually became better organised and the zeppelins were defeated.The talk will tell the story of the world's first ever long range strategic bombing campaign. A campaign that changed the nature of warfare and has cast a long shadow over mankind ever since.
Harvey Watson is an historian and published author. He worked for the Ministry of Defence for 40 years and is now a trustee of the Charity 'The Battlefields Trust'. A charity dedicated to encouraging battlefield archaeology and preserving Britain's historic battlefields.
Thursday 10th May 2018 at 19:45 (doors open 19:30) @ Bourne End Community Centre.
Tickets £5 (£4 for Community Ass'n members) on the door. £4 (£3 for members) in advance from the Community Centre Office or bar or book online here
centreTalks are a fund raising activity of Bourne End (Bucks) Community Association.