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Tagged With: Earles Shipyard

Great-grandpas airship and Zeppelins over London

  Last year I wrote couple of blogs about a largely unrecognised element of the First World War story; the Zeppelin bombing raids over England and the competition to develop a British airship to rival the German Zeppelin.  My focus was my great-grandfather’s attempts to persuade the War Office that his airship design would both … Continue reading »

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Great-Grandpa’s Airship

I recently watched the Channel 4 documentary on the crash of the Hindenburg and thought it might be interesting to record my great-grandfather’s role in the development of airships during the First World War. Growing up the stories I heard about Alfred John Liversedge (AJL) from my great-aunts, his daughters, all seemed to describe an … Continue reading »

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