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NORFOLK RAID

BY THE ZEPPELINS. WHAT WAS ACCOMPLISHED. DEATHS TOTAL FOUR. GERMANY IN RAPTURES. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. LOXDOX, January 21. The etTrmnn Admiralty announces that naval airships undertook to attack some fortified places on the English coast, ihe weather was foggy and rainy. Several bombs were successfully dropped. The airshins were shot at. but returned undamaged.

fill-: ITIXERARY OF ‘ FOBTIFIKD PLACES.” THrRTV-TW O homes DP.OPPKD. LOXDOX. January 21. Following is the time-table of the Zeppelins whii-h made tltt- raid on 5 armouth Srcu from 'l’ei'Scbelling (Holland) 2.00 p.ll). .Arrived Yarmouth 8,. >0 p.m., and dropped seven bombs. Sheringliam. L’.oo p.m., dropped eight bombs. Cromer. 8,40 p.m.. dropped live bombs. Hunstanton. 10 p.m.. dropped two bombs. Sandringham, 10.15 p.m., dropped three bombs King’s Lynn. 10.50 p.m.. dropped seven bombs. Beturaing, they were sighted at Terscholling at 2 a.in.

Till'; .MAIIiER ENGAGED. ESTIMATES VARY. BE El EVE!) TO 1!K TWO. LONDON, da man y 21. Coastguards at Noilolk assert that there, were four Zeppelins. and some fishermen declare that there were six ; three steered in a. south east, direelion to Yarmouth ami three towards ('romcr. Tile general belief. however. is that only two airships ;-neap'd in the raid. They anived at the coast. together, and one went south Ir. Yarmouth and the other non It to Gromer. thoiner escaped damage owim/ to the author;!.es promptly ex! blemishing the lights. The Zeppelins made special targets of churches and towers. The explosives vveie of extraordinary potency. One of the hoinhs. double the size of a cocoanut, demolished t «■» cottages and shattered the windows in 50 houses and shops.

The report that a soldier was killed proves incorrect. The deaths total four, im hiding Mrs Gazley. who was found crushed under her bed. .Her husband was a soldier, and was recently killed in Pidgin m.

I) ETAI I.S nr HAMM IK. churches favtutrri-: taih;j:t. TON IX TV. Jnnuury 21. There arc varying accounts of the raid. One savs that an airship circled King's Loin twice, soinel hues appearing to hang motionless. Territh reports followed the, dropping of the hoinhs. fine bomb blew out tile windows of a church at Suettisha.ni. 11' he rector and his family were standing at the re- lory gate, close to the church. They watched the mrinmuvre, believing it to be a Pritish aeroplane, until by its shape they realised thal it was a Zeppelin. Tiu-v escaped with a shock.

At Yarmouth nobody actually saw (lie aircraft, but n is In breed to have been a dirigible. Two micxpiodi ,1 bonios were so big that they wore scarcely portable in a. Tunin'. Oulv one aircraft raided the town : another went straight ahead in I lie direction of (.Tomer. Several bombs

struck Yarmouth in a straight line, lliOyxis apart. Two bombs fell close to St. Peter's Church. They were evidently aimed ai the steeple, and mi-sed it. by yards. Two persons '.'.ere, killed, including a. woman. Seventy-t w. o windows in a 2boyds. radius, including those of the church. were smashed, An ini m cession service w:n.

just lini.-hed. :iml llic vicar was inside, f J <• was .-.-’ii prisM in see a, douhle-InrkeJ vestry dorn blown open. 'I here i'.vpre. several iiiiiTnv; i',-.i a pcs in other places. One man escaped uniimt in a demolished limisr. A girl playing a piano ai 'minimntii was blown oil’ the stool and (!'’ wnstams, IniL was uninjured. FOi.l.i i\\ I Xi; T1 i i-i JIAM.WVV. f.OXDOX. January 21. An engine-driver reports that a. Zeppelin chased tlm irmi in mi Hunstanton to King's l.ymi. using il as a guide. Us |iu1 1 fwl mil tin' throttle ami raced along, and inf; I h'• Zeppelin behind. thk iti;l1 p i;x jocrxfv. WAS iIO i,D AX i) IXITUXCKD? LOXDO.X. January 21. Dutch * i. 111 1 sj;i.iu|(*i*ls ii-ijnrt tiiat- the Zeppelins in leHowing passed over SmaT. and iioimnarls. both in Fricsla in i. The Doled .\dmira llv divlars I hat (hey did mil i ri"- Dutch territory. i;firmax dkliciit. -ONI,V A BKDIXXIXU.'’ AMSTKRDAM. .January 21. Berlin advice.; stale that the news of the laid has esciled the wildest, delight throughout (formally. !l is stated that tile raid had been planned for nionths, and the aviators were only await me an opportunity. It is only the beginning oi tile Zeppelin campaign. Xew.-papers comment onlegist ieaily on the laid, and eiaiin that (lorman genius has at last ended the legend that Ki. w I;i.iid is invulnerable owing to her insularity. The Kaiser telegraphed, congratulations to Count Zeppelin, whom he. addressed as ‘■Commodore of my fleet." KXHJ.iSH ODiXIOX. A TRIAD TRIP TO IIITI Aid IJTATK A R l-i RCTATIt )X. DUXDOX. January 21. ‘ The Times’.-! ’ naval i niTespondeiil regards the raid as a. trial trip. It is also itiC.ndi'd In restore (ieinian eonliden. e in the Zeppelins after (heir inglorious showing at Cuxhaven. ‘The. dimes.' in a leading article, says; "After six months’ empty threats, («erman airships visited Kngland and killed u hoy, an oh! lady, a. middle-aged shoemaker. and a soldier's widow, and injured a baby. When we strike home against del-many we will not soil 11111 hands in those shameful crimes, but will light honorably, with the assurance that victory will he ours, and the earth will he purged of these relapses into barbarism." SVDXKV, January 21. The ‘ Daily Telegraph’ heads ;i‘ leaflet on the Zeppelin raid ’More Baby-killing.' IXfiI'IIAXCK RATKN RISK, ]J iXDOX. January 21. The raid has caused an increased demand a t higher prices for insurance against air damage.

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NORFOLK RAID, Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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NORFOLK RAID Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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