Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 118
Anzac Cyclist Battalion and was on his way
back back into Belgium after coming down to visit some friends. He had been billeted at a farmhouse in this part some time before & had probably been asked to come again.
On Friday night we heard the sound of gunfire from the direction of Calais & star shells started to go up at 11pm. It was a zeppelin over Calais which it afterwards transpired was driven off by anti-aircraft batteries withdrawing before being able to do any damage.
On the following evening I was coming back to camp with a chap & we heard a boom, boom, boom from the direction of England. A Zeppelin raid over "Blighty" I said, and I was right. Fifteen airships attacked England that night, 2 of which were brought down & the others driven off not however