Zeppelin Alloy & Gold Brooch c. 1917
Small brooch made from alloy taken from 'L48', the last Zeppelin to fall in England. It crashed on 17th June 1917, shot down by Lieutenant L.P. Watkins R.F.C. in a BE12 fighter. L48 crashed in flames at Holly Tree Farm, Themberton, Suffolk. Sixteen of the crew were killed but three survived by jumping clear as it hit the ground. One of these three later died from injuries sustained.
The brooch is nicely shaped in ribbed alloy and approximately 7cm in length with the lettering 'L48' stamped into the front. A very well made rolled gold pin fastening is riveted to the rear of the brooch. Comes with a genuine period postcard depicting the wreckage of the Zeppelin. Excellent condition. A very good period souvenir piece. Stock code M16959.