20 August 2012, 03:18 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Canberra, Australia
Catchy title eh?
Perhaps one of our excellent writers could put together a book (maybe Osprey?) on such a topic. I think it would be a seller!
Almost all books I've looked at approach the subject from either the British angle (those bombed or those involved in aerial defence) or the technical angle eg "The Zeppelin in Combat: History of the German Naval Airship Division, 1912-18". Which admittedly a good read. And invariably books are limited to attacks over England.
But other than the focusing on well known personalities such as Strasser or Mathy, rarely do any of the other great Zeppelin captains get a mention eg Linnarz, von Buttlar, Peterson, Loewe, Bocker; to mention just a few. Nor is the broader role of just what is involved inbeing a crew member of a Zeppelin (Army or Naval) addressed.
There is so much more to the Zeppelin than just England attacks. After all England was raided only 26 times throughout the whole war. Yet ships such as L13 (Mathy's famous Zeppelin) flew over 158 operational sorties.
"Somewhere out there is Page 6!"
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