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FIRST WORLD WAR ZEPPELIN RAID

ADDED 27 MARCH 2006

I bought the Digest magazine for my mum who had her 90th birthday last year. She was very interested in the story about the Zeppelin raid on Pontefract during the First World War.

She told me she was only 15 months old and living at Woodland View, Purston when she remembered being wrapped in a shawl and passed over the garden wall to a neighbour who had a cellar.

She later found out that the bomb dropped behind the house never failed to explode because the farmer had recently ploughed his field and as it was very muddy the bomb sank deep into the mud.

M. Costello
27 March 2006


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