A piece of a Zeppelin

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A piece of a Zeppelin

Southwold had its first air raid during the First World War. Bombs were dropped from the L6 German Zeppelin bomber - a kind of hydrogen filled airship - in 1915. One incendiary bomb landed in a coal truck in Southwold Railway Station. The picture is of a fragment from the L48 Zeppelin which was shot down and crashed in a field at nearby Theberton in 1917.

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