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The Hindenburg Disaster – As Told By Our Newspapers

Disaster has befallen the giant German airship, Hindenburg. She was blown to pieces in a mysterious explosion when about to moor at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on the first anniversary of her maiden flight to America. A third of her reported total of 97 aboard have died. Latest death toll of the disaster is 35. So reported the Lincolnshire Echo on 7 May 1937, a day after the German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire as it attempted to land in New Jersey. News of

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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’. 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

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