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Zeppelin brought down on the north-east coast of England towards the end of last year: a remarkable photograph of the airship in flames.

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Record ID
AWNS-19170614-31-2

Photographer
Auckland Weekly News Auckland Weekly News
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Date
14 June 1917

Date Period
1910-1919

Subjects
World War, 1914-1918, Searchlights, Airships, Air warfare, Zeppelins, FiresWorld War, 1914-1918SearchlightsAirshipsAir warfareZeppelinsFires
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 14 June 1917 p031

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Description
Showing a burning Zeppelin caught in searchlights during 1916 on the north-east coast of England. Increasing numbers of German airships were destroyed during this period due to improved British air defences.