West Hartlepool’s 3rd Zeppelin Raid of the First World War


On 13th March 1918 L.42, L.52 and L.56 Zeppelins set out to raid industrial areas in the North East of England. Poor weather resulted in two of the Zeppelins being forced to turn back. The third, L.42, could already see the British coast when it received the order to return to Germany. The captain decided … Read more

First Anderson Shelter: 25th February 1939

Anderson Shelter's

The Anderson Shelter was a low cost air-raid shelter that was developed in Great Britain. It was named after Sir John Anderson, who had overall responsibility for preparing air-raid precautions in the eventuality of war. The first Anderson Shelter was constructed in Islington, London. The Anderson Shelter was designed in 1938 by William Paterson and … Read more

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