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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Site of Bombing Raid of September 24th, 1917

 
 
Site of Bombing Raid of September 24th, 1917 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
1. Site of Bombing Raid of September 24th, 1917 Marker
Inscription.
24th September 1917

13 people were killed and 22 injured near this spot on the steps of the old Bedford Hotel by a 112 lb bomb dropped by a Gotha in one of Londons first night air raids
 
Location. 51° 31.247′ N, 0° 7.414′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Southampton Row just south of Russell Square, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 83-93 Southampton Row, London Borough of Camden, England WC1B 4HD, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir John Barbirolli C.H. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Thomas Lawrence (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Queens Larder (about 90 meters away); Sir Hans Sloane (about 120 meters away); Thomas Henry Wyatt (about 180 meters away); Friend at Hand (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Bertrand Russell (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Roger Fry (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. 24th September 1917 (Ian Castle). As part of describing all 103 German air raids on England during the First World War, Ian Castle
Site of Bombing Raid of September 24th, 1917 Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
2. Site of Bombing Raid of September 24th, 1917 Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here, mounted to the left of the garage entrance.
notes that on the evening of September 24, 1917, 3 Gotha bombers reached London. One dropped a total of 11 bombs, mostly incendiaries causing minor damage, but also one explosive bomb which landed on the steps of the Bedford Hotel, causing 13 deaths and 22 injuries, as well as blowing out most of the windows in the vicinity. (Submitted on October 21, 2017.) 

2. German strategic bombing during World War I (Wikipedia). (Submitted on October 21, 2017.)
 
Categories. War, World I
 
<i>The Bedford Hotel, Southampton Row, London, W.C.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1914
3. The Bedford Hotel, Southampton Row, London, W.C.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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