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Article about: Kris, this is a really great find ! Congrats................! p.s. I'd probably re-attach the items inside, and touch-up / restore the original frame.

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    I do like this latest find very much!
    It needs some restoration, but never the less I like it as it is.
    These are parts of a Zeppelin that got shot down , above Ghent, by a Britsh plane, killing 29 German soldiers and crashed on the "Normaal " school of ST Amandsberg on the 17 june 1915 at 03.00 o clock of the morning.
    So says the handwritten legend coming with it.

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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Now that's something we don't see everyday.
    Thanks for posting them.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Hi Kris, great historical item. Do you know which number Zeppelin was it?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    What a unique item to have in a collection! Try to find out more info about it. they would be even more awesome to have when you find out the background of the zeppelin.

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    Just found it was the LZ37.

    LZ.37 was intercepted in the air by R. A. J. Warneford in his Morane Parasol, he dropped six 20 pounds (9.1 kg) Hales bombs on the zeppelin which caught fire and crashed into the convent school of St. Amansdsberg. 2 nuns were killed and the entire crew of the Zeppelin also died except for one man. Flight S/L Warneford was awarded the Victoria Cross for his achievement. As a further consequence of the raid both the Army and Navy withdrew from all bases in Belgium; the vulnerability of such sites was now clear.

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    Hey guy's
    thanks for the comments , I am pretty pleased with it.
    Especially thanks to Ade, for the research.
    Great to know more details to thise incident.
    All further comments are welcome.
    I think I am going to frame it as it is into a new frame, just putting back in place the parts that came lose.
    cheers
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Hi Kris, here is Flight S/L Warneford VC.
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    super!
    I did found some pic's as well to complete the history of the ...."mangeled iron" ....
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    found out that one of the german officers was a Belgia
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    sorry!
    found out that one of the german officers was a Belgian collaborater called van der Haeghen.
    He was a luitenant and mostly refered to as VON der Hagen.
    I have got pic's of the plane that brought the zepplin down, the zepplin it self and of the commemorative monument, but i am unable to load them for one mysterious reason, i will try again tomorrow.
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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