The Great Air Raid on England, September 3rd
The Great Air Raid on England, September 3rd, , 1916, three items related to the event, including
two Pieces of the Zeppelin in original Frame, souvenir photographs of the Wrecked Zeppelin. Also Photographs of Lieut. William Leefe Robonson, V. C. ,
H. Scott-Orr: the destruction of airship SL-11 near London, September 1916,
a set of six tinted silver-gelatin prints, each on card mount with photographer's stamp to reverse and dated 3 SEP 1916, in original paper cover, . SOUVENIR PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE WRECKED ZEPPELIN. ALSO PHOTOGRAPHS OF LIEUT. WILLIAM LEEFE ROBONSON, V. C. , WORCESTER REGIMENT & R. F. C. WHO ATTACKED THE ZEPPELIN UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES OF GREAT DIFFICULTY AND DANGER, AND SENT IT CRASHING TO THE GROUND AS A FLAMING WRECK. The paperwork contained in a Huntley and Palmer's biscuit tin. Good very fine. £600.00
SL-11 was the first German airship to be shot down, falling prey to the guns of the BE2c piloted by Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson, RFC, during a raid over London. Robinson was awarded the VC for this action.
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