Situated at Cannock Place is a quiet section with four large memorial stones containing the names of the crew of four Zepplins shot down in the Great War.

German Cemetery 
Cannock | Staffordshire

Once a Royal hunting forest, the heathland became a site for two large army camps in WW1.

The German Cemetery contains burials from both WW1 (2,143) and WW2 (2,786) and is a reminder not to look at the global conflicts of the 20th century only from an Allied-centric perspective. 

The cemetery also contains a feature which reminds us to look outwards from the trenches in France and Belgium and towards both the sky and the sea.

Walk down the western side of Farringdon Road in the City of London and you will see this plaque, reminding us that well before the London Blitz in WW2, aerial bombing of London took place in the Great War.

But aerial bombing was not without risk for the crew of the Zepplins.

We last visited in - November 2023

William Leefe Robinson VC

On 9th October 2021, David Marks delivered an informative talk to the Western Front Association about William Leefe Robinson VC and the First Blitz.

If you are not a member of the Western Front Association then we recommend you visit its website and consider supporting the Association through your membership. 

The Association's commitment to sharing of knowledge and experiences is demonstrated by their active speaking engagements at both regional and national locations. 

Offering excellent value for money, membership of the Association offers many benefits, aside from benefitting from the sharing of knowledge. In addition, the Association frequently publishes talks from experts on its You Tube channel and we recommend that you subscribe to the channel plus give the Association the support it deserves. 

Video attribution: You Tube. Western Front Association. David Marks.

Did you know?

The German airship L-30 was 198metres (650 feet) long?

....and it survived the Great War, being handed over to Belgium as part of war reparations.


In WW2, the German airship LZ-129 (Hindenburg) was 237m long (778 feet).

This is more than three times the length of a Boeing 747.

....and only 80 feet shorter than the Titanic.



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