Zeppelins, air raids and Cornwall

We are familiar with wartime blackout in World War 2.

However here is an interesting snippet in the West Briton on 21st September 1916 …

Zeppelins  – The Lighting Order Prosecutions at Falmouth

Several persons were summoned at Falmouth on Thursday for failing to screen lights …

Exemption has been granted to Falmouth Gas Works , Cox’s works on the Docks and Messrs. Visick’s of Devoran

Military Authorities  had exempted the Castle, The Hornwork and Trevethan Camp. Steps were being  taken to screen lights at the naval and military hospitals.

By late 1916, Zeppelins were being replaced by long distance German Gotha bombers.

Posted by Mark Norris, Devoran War Memorial Project



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