Tuesday, 20 January 2015


Wednesday 20th January 1915: Last night the German airships known as Zeppelins bombed the Norfolk towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn. These silver monsters appeared over the coast under cover of darkness. Eleven bombs are reported to have fallen on King’s Lynn, doing considerable damage. Worse, two people were killed in Bentinck Street. The enemy has reached a new low by thus killing innocent civilians in their own homes.

The 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment are stationed just down the coast at Landguard Camp, outside Felixstowe. The adjutant tells us how angry this attack has made all the men and he expects them to go about their training over the next few days with even greater intent.

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