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Re: Zeppelin L.15
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2014, 11:54:11 am »
Western Daily Press - Monday 03 April 1916

THE ZEPPELIN ATTACKS.

CAPTURED RAIDERS AT CHATHAM.


At Chatham Dockyard, when the German prisoners disembarked on Saturday morning, some gangs of coal workers were engaged near the landing-place. They gave the Zeppelin crew a somewhat unfriendly reception. The prisoners were taken into the Royal Naval Barracks and were subsequently lodged in military detention buildings, where they are now in charge of the garrison authorities. They were escorted to the barracks from the ship which brought them by a guard of Royal Marines with fixed bayonets. The prisoners will be removed to an internment camp.
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Re: Zeppelin L.15
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2015, 23:28:26 pm »
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St George and the Dragon: Zeppelin L15 in the Thames, April 1916. The hulk of a downed Zeppelin lying in the Thames Estuary. The size of the Zeppelin is brought in to scale by the surrounding boats.
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Re: Zeppelin L.15
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2017, 13:15:17 pm »
The Sphere - Saturday 08 April 1916
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Re: Zeppelin L.15
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2024, 23:08:51 pm »
New member here. I have been researching the history of the L.15. I am very interested in her as my Grandmother and her sister were bombed by her during the "Theatreland" raid of 13/14th October 1915. Somewhere I have seen a picture of the crew of the L.15 being marched into captivity but can't for the life of me remember where. Can anyone point me in the right direction please? I have a small exhibition of models and artifacts of the Zeppelin war against the UK that I am taking around model shows and Living History and modelling exhibitions. I will be issuing  a small booklet on the L.15 to accompany the display.

Many thanks.

Martin

 

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Re: Zeppelin L.15
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2024, 15:41:46 pm »
Welcome to the forum, Martin. Whilst not marching into captivity, the captured crew of the L.15 were depicted in several British daily newspapers and other periodicals at the time. They do look a rather surly bunch!

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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2024, 14:31:23 pm »
Thanks PH,I shall look into it.

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