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In the Track of the Zepps

Our chaps can do it again! Meet the brave men who tackled Zeppelin airships for a living during WWI.

Non-Fiction 1915 2 mins Silent


The title of this Warwick Bioscope newsreel references the derring-do of Sub-Lieutenant Warneford, who was awarded the Victoria Cross after shooting down a German Zeppelin airship in June 1915. The film itself highlights contemporaries of Warneford who tackled airships daily; the man himself wasn’t caught on camera, and sadly died in an air crash within days of the newsreel’s release.