Keys to the Past

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In this section of the website you can find out more about specialist and technical terms archaeologists sometimes use. There is also lots more information about famous people and historic events in the north-east.

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Zeppelin

A large (upwards of 300m), rigid, regularly-shaped German airship used in World War I. At first it was used for observation, but from the start of 1915 it was used as a bomber carrying 4 1/2 tons of bombs. They had crews over about 10, who steered the craft, physically dropped the bombs and manned defensive machine guns. Though they had a top speed of about 40mph they were prone to bad weather, manoeuvring difficulties and ground- and air- defences.
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