Black Country Zeppelin bomb deaths centenary events
The victims of the World War One Zeppelin raids are to be remembered at a series of events to mark the attack's centenary.
A fleet of aircraft bombed the Midlands on the night of 31 January 1916, killing 70 people.
Church services, dedications and the unveiling of plaques and rolls of names will take place across the West Midlands.
The Germans had set out to bomb Liverpool but got lost in fog over the Black Country, according to historians.
Bombs wreaked destruction on Wednesbury, Walsall, Tipton and Bilston, where 35 people died.
Another 15 people died in Christ Church in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire - one of the first places in Britain to suffer an aerial bombardment.
A total of 72 people were treated for injuries at Burton Town Hall, which was turned into an infirmary.
Ten people were killed in Loughborough, three in Scunthorpe and five in Derby, when the Midland Railway was targeted.
Bombs hit Union Street in Tipton, where two houses were demolished, others were damaged and the gas main was set alight.
In Wednesbury, bombs were dropped in the King Street area, near a large factory.