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Gothas over England

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

On 13 June 1917, the German Army launched their first successful raid on London using Gotha bomber aircraft, inflicting the most casualties of any single raid in the First World War.

London required a complete overhaul of its air defences including the introduction of public air raid warnings, air raid shelters and barrage balloons – defences more commonly associated with the Blitz of the Second World War.

Drawing on official documents and eyewitness accounts, Ian Castle will discuss the impact of the first bomber raids on England and their lasting effect.

Details

Date:
June 13
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gothas-over-england-tickets-32465181231?aff=tw9

Venue

The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
Phone:
020 8876 3444
Website:
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk