Funeral procession consisting of B-type buses draped with wreaths for a bus conductor killed in a Zeppelin raid during the First World War.
Photographed by Central News, 1915 - 1917
Image no: Ukn
Inventory no: 1998/36689
20th Century London caption: The B-type buses in this funeral procession are draped with wreaths. The funeral is for a bus conductor killed in a zeppelin (German military airship) raid during the First World War. The first zeppelin attack in May 1915 killed six people and marked the beginning of German attacks from the air on London's civilian population. The zeppelin attacks killed 670 people in all and injured 1,962. Although they were not a military success for the Germans, the attacks showed that Britain's civilian population were vulnerable as they had not been for centuries.