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The Zeppelin Raid on England and the Heroism of Leefe Robinson – 3 September 1916

On 3 September 1916, 13 zeppelin airships attacked targets in south-east England.

One of the airships was shot down near London by Lieutenant Leefe Robinson, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery.

Here is a newspaper story reporting on the award of the VC to Leefe Robinson, and also a photo of the ‘hero of the hour’.

historical newspaper report on The Zeppein Raid on England and the Heroics of Leefe Robinson - 3 September 1916

Aberdeen Journal – Friday 08 September 1916

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000576/19160908/014/0003

historical newspaper report on The Zeppein Raid on England and the Heroics of Leefe Robinson - 3 September 1916

Dundee Courier – Wednesday 06 September 1916

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000164/19160906/005/0002

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