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Tagged With: H Rider Haggard

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 – A Famous Supporter

Unlike his photographs very few of my great grandfather’s (Alfred John Liversedge) papers have survived.  The one letter I have about the airship has done so because its writer would have impressed my great-aunts. In November 1915 H Rider Haggard wrote to thank their father for a letter and pamphlet he had sent him.  He writes … Continue reading »

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