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Gothas Over England - free talk at National Archives

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The impact of the first bomber raids on England is the subject of a free talk to be held at National Archives in Kew on 13 June 2017.

The talk will be held on the centenary of the first successful air raid on London, in which the German army used Gotha bomber aircraft, inflicting the most casualties of any single raid in World War I. Following the raid, London required a complete overhaul of its air defences including the introduction of public air raid warnings, air raid shelters and barrage balloons- measures which would later become a common sight during World War Two.

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

The event is free and starts at 2pm on 13 June 2017. Booking is essential and this can be done at the Eventbrite website.

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