Letter concerning the burning of a Zeppelin at Cuffley, Hertfordshire, September 1916

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  • Documents.5508
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Production date
1916-09
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  • whole: 1 file
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History note

Catalogue date 1996-06-04

History note

Cataloguer PJG

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Ms letter (4pp) written by Patrick Blundstone, a schoolboy staying at Cuffley, Hertfordshire (September 1916) to his father in London, describing in graphic schoolboy detail the landing of a Zeppelin in flames close to the house and the 'roasted' condition of the crew and mentioning the heroic action by 'Lieutenant Robertson' (aka Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson VC). Also with the letter is his collection of four postcards depicting the incident.

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