14 July 2000, 02:51 AM
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Western Australia
The first abortive attempt was by the Z VI on 5th or 6th of August 1914, an attempted attack on the Liege Fortress. The Zep descended through cloud to 5200Ft, was shot full of holes and turned back, crash landing later. It carried 8 heavy artillery shells. The French followed a few days later (14th) with an unsuccessful attack on the airship hangar at Metz.
The first successful attack I have is by a German aircraft which dropped four bombs on Paris on 30th August. (along with hundreds of propoganda pamphlets).
Zeppelins bombed Antwerp (2/9) and Warsaw (24/9)
The Germans formed a special unit under Siegert and Dunkirk was bombed constantly starting 24th December until 28/29th January. After which the unit was sent to the Eastern Front. (presumably NOT for failure!!*G*)
Not here are the goblets glowing,
Not here is the vintage sweet;
'Tis cold as our hearts are growing,
And dark as the doom we meet.
But stand to your glasses, steady!
And soon shall our pulses rise:
A cup to the dead already-
Hurrah for the next that dies!