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Old 04-26-2018, 02:29 PM
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I doubt that so much sang-froid was actually exhibited during the raids. I imagine the decoupage was either a bit of whistling in the dark or a bit of propaganda.

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Hi All,

In answer to Philip's question as to why the Parisians appear to be so nonchalant, it may be because scary as they were, Zeppelins made lousy bombers. Operating at night, the crews considered themselves lucky if they bombed the right city. Hitting their desired target with the desired effect was a rare event.

In one of my books about the Zeppelin raids, one story was of crews returning to Germany without knowing exactly what they had bombed. When they finally received copies of the English newspapers describing what had been bombed on the night in question, only then did they let it be known what their intended target was. The wily Hun indeed.

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Hi All,

And hi again, Doug. Sorry I forgot to comment on your build of Les Zeppelins Sur Paris. As it looks like we've all built it at one time or another, we know a good result when we see one. Well done, Doug.

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I made one too. Can anyone explain why the figures don't seem in the least bit frightened? French sang-froid perhaps?
YOu have to remember the times. This model was a much propaganda as it was a "toy." But, in reality, as soon as the French became aware of the Zeppelin threat, they mounted a 24/7 air patrol for several years during the height of the Zep threat. As a result, Zeppelin attacks were mostly ineffective as an instrument of terror and destruction of the French capital.
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