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Painting of the Zeppelin raid 1916

Painting of the Zeppelin raid 1916

Artists impression of the Zeppelin raid over Tipton. On the night of 31 January to 1 February 1, 1916, Tipton, Bradley, Wednesbury and Walsall were bombed by Zeppelins in one of the heaviest air raids of the First World War. The intended target for the Zeppelins was Liverpool, but because of cloud and fog, the pilot got lost, he spotted lights and what he thought was the river Mersey, this was in fact a Black Country canal. The pilot aimed for the glow of the foundries and by the end the night, 35 local people were dead.

 

Year: 1916

Ref: 1993/175/001

Theme: Domestic and Cultural Life

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