The First World War was not confined to formal battlefields. Bombing raids meant that Londoners faced death and destruction on their own doorsteps. The first zeppelin raid on London during World War I took place on 31 May 1915. Raids would continue on the capital until 1917.
Interviewees recall taking cover as a zeppelin appears over the Thames, being carried down to a synagogue (shul) basement during a raid as a child and a devastating raid near the London docks as a schoolchild.
A huge thank you to all of the interviewees who agreed to share their memories with the Museum of London.
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