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“For the ﬁrst time in history a great civilized community has been bombarded from the sky in the darkness of night,” a correspondent wrote in 1914 as bombs fell on Antwerp from a terrible new weapon: the zeppelin. The cover image comes from a German postcard in the Hoover Archives. The huge airships helped usher in not only the age of aerial warfare—far above the trenches—but also an era in which ordinary citi-zens, not just soldiers, were subject to military attack. In Allied cities visited by zeppelins, terror mingled with fascination.
Turn to The Great War Centennial, beginning on page 169.
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