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The War to End All Wars

The Kaiser had requested LZ-38 to fly over Dover and Ramsgate on 16-17 May, 1915.

Waldo and Rudolph worked their way stealthily toward the back of the gondola. They crept silently back through the packed crates to the observation deck aft of the bomb bay.

The navigator said this morning they’d be directly over Dover Castle just after sunrise. Rudolph crouched silently, watching the target coming into view.

With a nod to Waldo, Rudolph rose and the pair released their payloads. Falling, slowly falling…

Bullseye! An Englishman stood below, angrily shaking his fist skyward; drenched by water balloons!

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(Originally wanted to go steampunk…maybe with a longer story. Annie wanted to shoot arrows at the pedestrians! She’s mean!)

Inspired by Sunday Photo Fiction:

View of one of the outbuildings from the roof of Dover Castle

Incidentally–In the real WWI–LZ 38 also attacked Dover and Ramsgate on 16–17 May, before returning to bomb Southend on 26–27 May. These four raids killed six people and injured six, causing property damage estimated at £16,898.

My WWI was much more friendly.