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  • ATTACK OF THE ZEPPELINS

ABOUT THE SHOW

During World War 1, 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.
He tests the effectiveness of the German incendiary bomb by reverse-engineering one that survived the war and trying it out. The material that held the gas in a Zeppelin was made of cow gut, so Hugh runs a series of grisly experiments to find out how the Germans managed to turn narrow tubes of cow intestines into enormous...
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