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53748: Trench art ashtray made from wreckage of Zeppelin L48 by George Chard

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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.


Editor's Comment:
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.

History

Identifier

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Creator

Chard, George

Date

17th June 1917

Date Created

17/06/1917

Source

Artifact

Medium

Metal

Type

Memorabilia

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Richard Marshall | Mrs J. M. Crane

Submission Event

Norwich and Norfolk Millennium Library Submission Day, 8th April 2008

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford