A wealth of images, many in full colour, from the time providing a German perspective. This is the story of the first air war in history, including not only German artwork but also British counterparts, with good supporting text. – Highly Recommended.
NAME: Gottstrafe England! The Zeppelin Offensive, A German Perspective In Pictures & Postcards FILE: R3076 AUTHOR: David Marks PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword, Air World BINDING: soft back PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWI, World War I, World War 1, First World War, The Great War, air raids, rigid airships, Zeppelins,air war, postcards, artwork, pictures, terror raids, Home Front
PAGES: 98 IMAGE: B3076.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/yhxyjthq LINKS: DESCRIPTION: A wealth of images, many in full colour, from the time providing a German perspective. This is the story of the first air war in history, including not only German artwork but also British counterparts, with good supporting text. – Highly Recommended. An original coverage of the first bombing campaign is history which changed the nature of war. Before World War One, military forces had to fight through military defences to reach the civil population, resulting in the conflict being largely confined to combatants and with much of the enemy civilian population seeing no military threats. In 1914, the Zeppelins allowed the Germans to terror bomb civilian targets across Britain with little opposition, leading immediately to total war where civilian and military personnel were equally at risk. The basis of this book is the artwork from the time and conveys the official perspectives, with individual perspectives. Over all, the German raids were probably counter-productive. Initially, British towns and cities were almost completely unprotected. That soon began to change as anti-aircraft guns were installed and fighter aircraft developed to reach the airships and hit them with effective weapons. As the balance changed, the Germans began to switch over to heavier than air machines which were smaller targets for defenders, but the damage done by bombing was more than compensated by the civil and military populations coming together in a way not experienced before. It assisted recruitment of women to war work and made the whole population feel that it was fighting the enemy as courageously as the men in the trenches. This book is a visual treat and, in addition to appealing the aviation history enthusiasts, it will appeal to all those interested in how artwork was harnessed to convey information in time of war.