London 1914–17

London 1914–17

The Zeppelin Menace

Campaign 193
  • Author: Ian Castle
  • Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • Short code: CAM 193
  • Publication Date: 5 Mar 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846032455
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The first Zeppelin attack on London came in May 1915 - and with it came the birth of a new arena of warfare, the ‘home front'. German airships attempted to raid London on 26 separate occasions between May 1915 and October 1917. This book tells the story of Germany's strategic Zeppelin offensive against Britain, and how it came to be neutralized.

Biographical Note

Ian Castle has lived in London all his life, and in this, his latest book for Osprey, he combines his passion for military history with a fascination for the history of the city. His previous books have focused on his other great interests: the Napoleonic Wars and Britain's 19th-century wars in South Africa, but this is the first exploring his interests in the early aviation pioneers. Christa Hook began her illustrating career in 1986. Her work has featured extensively in the worlds of publishing and television, and she has established herself as one of Osprey's most popular illustrators. Her illustrations combine the historian's attention to detail with the artist's sense of drama and atmosphere, and they are sought after by collectors worldwide. She has had work selected for the Laing Land and Seascape Exhibition 2000 at the Mall, and the Not the Royal Academy Exhibition 2000 at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery.


The road to war
Opposing commanders
Opposing plans
The 1915 raids
The 1916 raids
The 1917 raids
1918: the end of the Zeppelin war
The sites today
Select bibliography
Order of battle for the London raids

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