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.