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By Alan Simpson

A zone of a century sooner than the Blitz of 1940, the population of south-west Essex have been terrorized by way of an previous aerial threat. Over the process 4 years, German Zeppelins, Gothas and Giants flew above their houses, unleashing hundreds of thousands of hugely explosive and incendiary bombs on London. in the course of 3 of those raids, bombs have been dropped on Leyton and so on landed in different places in south-west Essex. those early air raids are actually mostly forgotten in neighborhood reminiscence, yet for the population of the time the assaults have been remarkable, unforeseen and lethal.

In the years because the nice struggle loads of literature has been released on London's first air raids and in regards to the defence community that advanced round the city, yet what occurred within the capital's japanese suburbs and the close by Essex geographical region has obtained much less assurance. This meticulously researched and insightful booklet makes an attempt to place that correct, taking a look at the world which, in 1914, used to be a part of south-west Essex, yet now contains the London boroughs of Waltham woodland, Redbridge, Havering, Newham, and Barking and Dagenham.

Focussing specifically on Leyton and Ilford, this is often the 1st e-book to ever study what occurred earlier than and after the raiders reached and bombarded the capital. the writer has integrated quite a lot of modern letters, diaries and newspaper studies from neighborhood resources, plus numerous formerly unseen pictures. To set the tale in its wider context, the e-book additionally features a wealth of knowledge in regards to the defence of the London zone typically and shiny experiences from warring parties on either sides.

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