THE ZEPPELIN RAID
- GERMANY'S EXAGGERATIONS. THE USUAL KIND. LONDON, May 5. (Received May 5, at 8.40 p.m.) A Berlin communique states : " Naval airships on Tuesday night dropped bombs on factories, smelting naces, and railways at Middlesbrough, Stockton, and Sunderland, the fortifications at Hartlepool, and British warships in the Firth of Forth. All returned safely except L2O, which was driven to by the strong wind. The entire crew was rescued." The Press Bureau comments : " The exaggerations and mis-statements in the communique are of the usual kind."
THE WRECKED ZEPPELIN.
RAIDERS COMPELLED TO RELINQUISH ATTACK. LONDON, May 4. Reports from Stavanger state that the survivors of Zeppelin L2<o declare that the raiders of the British east coast on Tuesday were compelled to relinquish their attacks,. They explain that L2O, owing to lack of benzine, was unable to accompany the others homeward, the wind driving her eastward. CHASED Bt FRENCH CRUISER. CHRISTIANIA, May 4. A French cruiser closely chased Zeppelin L2O to Staivanger. The Zeppelin is of the largest type, being 650 ft long and 80ft in diameter, fitted with six motors of 800 horse-power. Captain Stabberf, her commander, on being interviewed, said he had only 10 pints of petrol when the coast of Norway was sighted.
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THE ZEPPELIN RAID, Otago Daily Times, Issue 16687, 6 May 1916
THE ZEPPELIN RAID Otago Daily Times, Issue 16687, 6 May 1916
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