12 April 1915 – Germans bomb Nancy

Shortly after 1am this morning, the people of Nancy were awakened by two loud explosions and the thrum of the airship motors. The sky was streaked with searchlights, and a vigorous fire was opened against the enemy, who hastily withdrew to the frontier.

In all, seven bombs were dropped, but fortunately nobody was killed or injured.  A paint and varnish factory was set ablaze by an incendiary bomb, the damage done being estimated at £4,000. In two other places fires were quickly extinguished, in one case a foreman seized a still burning bomb by the handle and placed it in water.


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