Contributed by Steve Miller
|Gotha G.IV bomber (Photo from WingNut)|
With zeppelins too vulnerable to weather effects and British antiaircraft defenses, the Germans switched to Gotha bombers for their attacks against London. Daylight Gotha attacks were also vulnerable, so on the night of 3–4 September 1917 an attack of 11 bombers against London was launched. The scars of that bombing are today most visible along the River Thames on Victoria's embankment at Cleopatra's Needle. One passerby riding a tram was killed in the explosion.
|The Setting Today (Steve Miller Photo)|
|Location (Google Maps)|
|1917, After the Bombing (IWM Photo)|
|The Damage, Still Visible Today (Steve Miller Photo)|
|Detail (Steve Miller Photo)|
The Wikipedia article on Cleopatra's Needle has much interesting information on its history and remarkable transport to England from Egypt, 1877–78.