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The Airship Scare of 1909


There was a rash of scares reported in the press during 1909.

This has been documented by:

Alfred M. Gollin, ‘England Is No Longer an Island: The Phantom Airship Scare of 1909’, Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Spring, 1981), pp. 43-57  [Jstor]

David Clarke in an article ‘Scareships over Britain – The Airship Wave of 1909’, Fortean Studies 6 (1999), pp.39-63

and by

Brett Holman (2009) in his blog on Airminded.