Trench art ashtray made from wreckage of Zeppelin L48 by George Chard
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|Title||Trench art ashtray made from wreckage of Zeppelin L48 by George Chard|
|Notes||Trench art ashtray made from metal of the Zeppelin crash at Theberton, Suffolk, 17th June 1917, by George Chard, an apprentice at Garretts of Leiston, Suffolk (a Steam Tractor manufacturers). Leiston adjoins theberton, the metal was probably stolen from the crash site. |
Zeppelin L 48 (production no. LZ95) became lost in an attempted attack on London (including three other airships). Intercepted by the Royal Flying Corps over sea near Great Yarmouth, it crashed at Theberton, Suffolk, leaving only two survivors.
|Item Date||17th June 1917|
|Creation place||Theberton, Suffolk|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Richard Marshall (Norwich and Norfolk Millennium Library Submission Day 8th April 2008)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Mrs J. M. Crane|