Villager recalls Zeppelin crash
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Essex villager recalls Zeppelin crash

During the night of 23-24 September 1916, two German Zeppelins crashed in Essex.

One was shot down in flames over Great Burstead, near Billericay, killing all on board. The other, an L33, landed intact in Little Wigborough, near Colchester.

In this archive footage, Little Wigborough resident George Rout describes what he saw.

  • 24 Sep 2016