By Ian Castle
Osprey's crusade name for the Gotha and the large Staaken 'Giant' bomber raids opposed to London in the course of global struggle I (1914-1918). On a sunny could afternoon in 1917, the peace of an English seashore city was once shattered whilst a flight of German Gotha bombers seemed suddenly. Twenty-three Gothas had got down to assault London during this first bomber raid, yet heavy cloud pressured them to focus on Folkestone and the Shorncliffe military camp as an alternative. It used to be the beginning of a brand new part of the warfare geared toward destroying the morale of the British humans. London's defences have been quick overhauled to stand this new danger, supplying the root for Britain's defence in the course of global struggle II.
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