A German Zeppelin's observation car
A German Zeppelin's observation car photographed on display as part of a public exhibition of dirigible wreckage collected from across Britain. The aluminium observation car was suspended from wires beneath its Zeppelin and the two linked by a telephone wire, enabling the crew to view the ground whilst keeping the airship itself hidden at a great height.
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Soldiers Inspect the Wreckage of a Luftwaffe 2./ Kampfgeschwader 55 Heinkel He-111 Shot-Down by Pilot-Officer Lord Rup Kay-Shuttleworth and Pilot-Officer Ecj Wakeham Flying RAF Hawker Hurricane 1S of 145 Sqn Based at Tangmere, Sussex, UK and Crash-Landed on East Beach, Selsey Bill and Caught Fire on 11th July 1940, at 18.15Pm, Whilst on an Attack on Portsmouth Dockyards During the Battle-Of-Britain - Three of the Crew Were Wounded and Captured - Oberlt S Schweinhagen, Oberfw E Slotosch, Fw H Steiner; and Two Were Killed Uffz W Muller and Oberfw H Schluter and Are Burried in Saint Andrews Churchyard, Tangmere, UK Date: 1940
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WW1 - Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson, awarded the V.C
WW1 - "Going!, Going!!, Gone!!!" Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson (1895-1918), awarded the Victoria Cross , the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces, for destroying a German Airship (Schutte-Lanz SL 11), flying a converted B.E.2c night fighter No. 2693 over Cuffley, Hertfordshire on 3rd September 1916. Date: 1916
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