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Offline kyn

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Re: Medway Bombing 3rd/4th september 1917
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Re: Medway Bombing 3rd/4th september 1917
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2014, 08:34:59 »
Unfortunately the plans didn't come with any information.  I am sure someone else may be able to give further information.  I also have plans showing attacks on Sheerness to post.

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Re: Medway Bombing 3rd/4th september 1917
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 08:31:44 »
These are amazing plans Kyn. They go to show how widespread the bomb impacts were across the area. Brompton took a few! I would hope that as the WW1 commemorations progress this sad occasion will be one that features. Do we know if there was any other loss of life in the towns as a result of the bombing that night?

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Re: Medway Bombing 3rd/4th september 1917
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 08:29:11 »
This is the tragic night of Sept 3/4 when a force of German Gotha bombers raided the area. Bombs hit the Drill Hall in HMS Pembroke causing the deaths of some 130 men who had been sleeping there.

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Re: Medway Bombing 3rd/4th september 1917
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 16:51:09 »
I found this link. I was wondering whether it was a Zeppelin raid or a bomber.

http://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/208714/First-World-War-Kent-Medway/#vars!panel=2390564!
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Medway Bombing 3rd/4th September 1917
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