Air Raids

Recruitment poster, 1915

Recruitment poster, 1915
Source: ww1propaganda.com

The war introduced the people of Surrey to aerial bombardment for the first time. One Zeppelin raid, on the night of 13th October 1915, extended as far west as Guildford although it was generally those parts of the county close to the capital, such as Croydon, which were most at risk.Later in the war German Gotha bombers brought a new threat.

The police and courts were very active in enforcing air raid precautions and punishing breaches of blackout restrictions.

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