Air raid on London: casualties and damage

On the morning of 13 June 1917, 14 Gotha aeroplanes attacked London, killing 162 people - the bloodiest German air raid of the First World War. This report, compiled at 7 pm on the evening of the attack, provides an early indication of the material and human damage that it wrought in the capital. It gives provisional casualty figures of 97 killed and a further 439 injured, though a note at the bottom of the report warns ominously that 'additional particulars may be forthcoming in the course of the evening'.
Catalogue reference: AIR 1/589/16/15/199 Part 1 (13 Jun 1917)

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