5 AUGUST 1916, Page 3

Favoured by the lengthening nights and the absence of moon,

the Germans have resumed their Zeppelin raids. On Friday, the 28th of July, three airships raided the East Coast between midnight and 1.30 a.m. and dropped thirty-two bombs in Lincolnshire and Norfolk. Many bombs were dropped in the sea. There were no casualties and no material damage was done, most of the bombs falling in fields and roads. The raiders appear to have been ham- pered by fog, and in one place were driven off by anti-aircraft guns from their objective. The raid on Monday night was on a much larger scale but equally abortive. At least seven airships crossed the coast between 10 p.m. and midnight and dropped about sixty bombs in seven Eastern and South-Eastern counties. No casualties of any sort were caused, and a few big holes in fields and marshes represent the extent of the damage done by the incen- diary bombs and aerial torpedoes employed. The mist, while it shielded the airships from our guns, also confused them consider- ably, the German official communiques showing that they either had no idea of their whereabouts or that the reports were deliberately falsified on their return.