CHURCHILL'S WAR AGAINST THE ZEPPELIN 1914-18: Men, Machines and Tactics
Explores the development of the airship, the efforts to defend Britain against the attacks, and Winston Churchill's role in these efforts. The text is accompanied by nearly 200 illustrations.
As First Lord of the Admiralty in the early years of the war, Churchill was responsible for defending Britain against all attacks, not only from the sea but also from the air. He was instrumental in proposing and sponsoring a variety of measures, including defense by carrier and by flying boat. Unfortunately, while these measures proved successful in the long run, they took too long to be fully developed in time to be effective as an immediate defense against the Zeppelin attacks. Politically weakened by the Gallipoli disaster and the Zeppelin bombings, Churchill had to resign. It would take another war to restore his reputation.
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