About the Show
During the First World War, the Germans launched a new kind of terror campaign that rewrote the rules of war. For the first time in history, innocent civilians were bombed in their homes in a ruthless attempt to break a nation’s morale. The carnage was delivered by a machine straight from the pages of science fiction: the Zeppelin. For 18 months these enormous airships bombed Britain with impunity, while military engineers struggled to find a way to stop them. This little known arms race has left behind a series of mysteries that engineer Hugh Hunt attempts to unravel.