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Zeppelins Collection

Background imageZeppelins Collection: The Subzeppmarinellin by Heath Robinson, WW1 cartoon

The Subzeppmarinellin by Heath Robinson, WW1 cartoon
The subzeppmarinellin for making sure of your enemy. All bases covered with this combined submarine and zeppelin from the imagination of William Heath Robinson during the First World War. Date: c.1916

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Zeppelin-Staaken R VI German long-range bomber

Zeppelin-Staaken R VI German long-range bomber
Zeppelin-Staaken R VI German long-range giant bomber, first flown in mid-1917. A total of 18 were built. They were delivered to the Western Front, and sometimes used in raids on the British mainland

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Graf, German zeppelin over London 1931

Graf, German zeppelin over London 1931
A good will visit, German zeppelin Graf flying over London, a transatlantic passenger carrier operating between 1928 to 1937, with people paying to take a flight over England. Date: August 1931

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Threat of Zeppelin gas-bag or terror - which? 1915

Threat of Zeppelin gas-bag or terror - which? 1915
Cartoon showing Kaisers head on the front of a Zeppelin airship, during World War One. German Zeppelins first successful raid was on the night of 1920 January 1915, in which two Zeppelins

Background imageZeppelins Collection: First Zeppelin air raid on London, 1915

First Zeppelin air raid on London, 1915
First Zeppelin air raid on London, during World War I 1915

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Zeppelin-Lindau Rs II German long range flying boat

Zeppelin-Lindau Rs II German long range flying boat, seen here in its initial form with biplane tail. It first flew in June 1916, after which modifications were made

Background imageZeppelins Collection: To England! German dreams of an invasion by sea and air

To England! German dreams of an invasion by sea and air
To England! German dreams of an invasion by sea (warships) and air (a fleet of Zeppelins). Postcard sold to raise money for the German air war effort. Date: circa 1916

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Seven Sopwith 2F1 Camels lined up on the deck of HMS Furious

Seven Sopwith 2F1 Camels lined up on the deck of HMS Furious prior to the raid on the Tondern airship sheds on 19 July 1918

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Hunting Zeppelins

Hunting Zeppelins
A child seated on a chimney pot on the look-out for Zeppelins. Artist: Flora White Date: 1916

Background imageZeppelins Collection: The All Clear sounded by bugle after WW1 air raid

The All Clear sounded by bugle after WW1 air raid
All Clear by bugle call: in London after an air-raid. With a boy scout as bugler: a Special Constables car giving the all clear notice after the recent Zeppelin raid on London

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Fragments of Zeppelin, 1916

Fragments of Zeppelin, 1916
Three fragments obtained from a recently-destroyed Zeppelin. No 1. outer covering of Zeppelin (a doped fabric, i.e. a woven material treated with waterproofing solution). No 2

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Graf Zeppelin leaving Friedrichshafen and appearing over Hanworth Aerodrome on the same

Graf Zeppelin leaving Friedrichshafen and appearing over Hanworth Aerodrome on the same day, cruised over Central London, watched by thousands from the ground. Date: 1931

Background imageZeppelins Collection: The first German air-raid by three Zeppelins, dropped bombs in Yarmouth

The first German air-raid by three Zeppelins, dropped bombs in Yarmouth, Kings Lynn and near the royal estate at Sandringham in Norfolk, wreaking buildings and killing civilians

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Diagram showing German air-dreadnought, zeppelin compared to a section of buildings in

Diagram showing German air-dreadnought, zeppelin compared to a section of buildings in Piccadilly London. Date: 1915

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Zeppelin destroyed over Britain 1916

Zeppelin destroyed over Britain 1916
The ruins of a zeppelin destroyed over Britain, near London. Date: 2 September 1916

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Zeppelin raid on London 1915

Zeppelin raid on London 1915
Drawing appeared in a German paper showing the latest German zeppelin air-raid over Tower Bridge, London, over night. Date: 17 August 1915

Background imageZeppelins Collection: WW1 - A German propaganda view (unlike this image, the crews of all seven aircraft

WW1 - A German propaganda view (unlike this image, the crews of all seven aircraft survived the raid!) of the aerial and naval combat at Cuxhaven, a German North Sea Port. During the First World War

Background imageZeppelins Collection: London by Night - Looking for Zeppelins

London by Night - Looking for Zeppelins - Londoners take up the highest viewpoints they can to search the skies for these new miracles of aviation

Background imageZeppelins Collection: War Bonds Wwi Poster

War Bonds Wwi Poster
World War One poster encouraging the public to invest in war bonds to help buy guns and " bring them down" (presumably Zeppelins)

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Diagram of the German Super-Zeppelin 1916

Diagram of the German Super-Zeppelin 1916
New improved at the time Super-Zeppelin, giving increased speed, additional strength and greater handiness in movement. Able to release 60 bombs with sliding hatch beneath. 1916

Background imageZeppelins Collection: WW1 - Kaiser disappointed with his Zeppelin and U-Boat

WW1 - Kaiser disappointed with his Zeppelin and U-Boat
WW1 - An illustration mocking the German Emperor Wilhelm II. Here he is depicted in his night robes, holding a down-scaled zeppelin in one arm, and a U-Boat in the other

Background imageZeppelins Collection: WW1 - Zeppelins raiding over Paris, France, 1915

WW1 - Zeppelins raiding over Paris, France, 1915
WW1 - An illustration depicting the terror of zeppelins dominating the sky in an air raid at night over Paris, France. Searchlights beam from the city below, marking the zeppelins

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Zeppelin-Staaken VGO R III giant German biplane

Zeppelin-Staaken VGO R III giant German biplane
Zeppelin-Staaken VGO R III, serial no. 10/15, giant German biplane, the only one built. It went into operational use near Riga in Latvia, making its first operational sortie on 13 August 1916

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg passenger lounge

Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg passenger lounge

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Zeppelin machine gunners by Matania, WW1

Zeppelin machine gunners by Matania, WW1
Zeppelin machine gunners attempting to beat off a British aeroplane attack. The gunners are positioned on a 9 foot platform above the bow end of the airship

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Public warning poster identifying enemy & friendly aircraft

Public warning poster identifying enemy & friendly aircraft
An official British war poster designed to teach the public to distinguish between enemy and friendly aircraft, with German airships and aeroplanes on the left and British on the right. Date: 1915

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Searchlights looking for Zeppelins over London, WW1

Searchlights looking for Zeppelins over London, WW1
Searchlights throwing up shafts of light over the London skyline in September 1914, on the look out for German Zeppelin aircraft

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Burning of Zeppelin shed at Dusseldorf by G. H. Davis

Burning of Zeppelin shed at Dusseldorf by G. H. Davis
The burning of the new Zeppelin shed at Dusseldorf, by an officer of the Royal Flying Corps. How the giant flame, 500 feet high, leapt up after the bomb had exploded in the shed

Background imageZeppelins Collection: The evolution of the Zeppelin Airship

The evolution of the Zeppelin Airship from LZ1 in 1900 through to LZ126 in 1923 Date: circa 1923

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Chief of Airships Commander Peter Strasser

Chief of Airships Commander Peter Strasser
Peter Strasser (18761918) - was chief commander of German Imperial Navy Zeppelins during World War I, the main force operating bombing campaigns from 1915 to 1917

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Peter Strasser - German Zeppelin Commander

Peter Strasser - German Zeppelin Commander
Peter Strasser (18761918) - Chief Commander of the German Imperial Navy Zeppelins during World War I, the main force operating bombing campaigns from 1915 to 1917

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Diagram of Zeppelin 1916

Diagram of Zeppelin 1916
The new features of the engines of frightfulness. Showing the observation car with observer lying upon a woollen mattress and the Zeppelin system of gas control. Date: 1916

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Launch of the LZ-126 Zeppelin - USS Los Angeles

Launch of the LZ-126 Zeppelin - USS Los Angeles
The USS Los Angeles - a rigid airship, designated ZR-3 (Construction number LZ-126), which was built in 19231924 by the Zeppelin company in Friedrichshafen, Germany as war reparation

Background imageZeppelins Collection: WW1 - The Cuxhaven Action - aerial and naval combat

WW1 - The Cuxhaven Action - aerial and naval combat
WW1 - Aerial and naval combat at Cuxhaven, a German North Sea Port. During the First World War. Nordholz Airbase with its airship hangars, near Nordholz to the south of Cuxhaven

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Cartoon, Taking advantage of the dark, WW1

Cartoon, Taking advantage of the dark, WW1
Cartoon, Taking advantage of the dark -- a Zeppelin airship creeps over Paris at night with deadly intent. Date: 1916

Background imageZeppelins Collection: John Bull - Zeppelins 1914

John Bull - Zeppelins 1914
Forewarned. Zeppelin (as The Fat Boy ): " I wants to make your flesh creep!" John Bull: " Right O!" Date: 1914

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Graf Zeppelin on Ground

Graf Zeppelin on Ground
LZ 127 GRAF ZEPPELIN Manoeuvring the greatest of the Zeppelins out of its hangar is a delicate operation Date: 1931

Background imageZeppelins Collection: The Graf Zeppelin flying over Japan

The Graf Zeppelin flying over Japan. Date: 1932

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Zeppelinanities: The airy humour of the Hun by H. M. Bateman

Zeppelinanities: The airy humour of the Hun by H. M. Bateman
" Zeppelinanities. The airy humour of the Hun: a German air-raiders air-raising narrative illustrated by our caricaturist." This cartoon depicts the German zeppelin raid on London on 8

Background imageZeppelins Collection: A lesson arranged by the Enemy. H. M. Bateman

A lesson arranged by the Enemy. H. M. Bateman
" A Lesson arranged by the enemy. The Higher Education." In this cartoon Bateman imagines a schoolmaster getting his students out of bed at night to look at a zeppelin fly past. Date: 1916

Background imageZeppelins Collection: WW1 - A German Holiday

WW1 - A German Holiday
WW1 - An illustration depicting a German Holiday celebrating German zeppelins conquering England. Paul von Hindenburg (1847 - 1934) is seen here marching through a town in Germany

Background imageZeppelins Collection: WW1 - John Bull and Zeppelins

WW1 - John Bull and Zeppelins
WW1 - John Bull was an illustrated character and personification of the British in the war. Britain represented as a well-built, stocky man, seen here hunting in the British countryside

Background imageZeppelins Collection: WW1 - Zeppelins raid over Paris, France, 1915

WW1 - Zeppelins raid over Paris, France, 1915
WW1 - A failed night raid attack over Paris, where enemy airships are under attack from shells and searchlights from below

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Zeppelin Wreckers, RFC pilots Robinson, Tempest, Sowrey

Zeppelin Wreckers, RFC pilots Robinson, Tempest, Sowrey

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Zeppelin-Staaken VGO III

Zeppelin-Staaken VGO III -although remaining a one-off, the VGO III six engined giant bomber served usefully after August 1916

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Zeppelin-Lindau Rs I German flying boat

Zeppelin-Lindau Rs I German flying boat. It was wrecked in a storm on 21 December 1915 before it could be flight tested. Date: circa 1915

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Zeppelin Staaken (side view, on the ground)

Zeppelin Staaken (side view, on the ground)

Background imageZeppelins Collection: Rugby Terrace, Hartlepool, Northumberland

Rugby Terrace, Hartlepool, Northumberland
Rugby Terrace, Hartlepool, near Middlesbrough, Northumberland, England. WWI Bomb Damage from Zeppelins Date: 1910s



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