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Zeppelin raid - Burgess Park

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Zeppelin raid - Burgess Park

Event  From 19/10/1917  To 19/10/1917

Categories: War Memorial WW1, Tragedy

A German Zeppelin dropped a 300-pound ordnance bomb, known as an ‘aerial torpedo’, on to the corner of Calmington and Albany Roads. 12 people were killed, and three policemen risked their lives in rescuing twelve people from a basement while the fire raged above them. 

The ruined building is shown, centre left, in the photograph. This came from Southwark News where you can learn more about the rescue.

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Burgess Park WW1 plaque - lost

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