Berkhamsted Castle | Balloon landing

Berkhamsted Castle

1913: Balloon landing

Prior to World War I, Britain is developing small airships to compete with Germany’s Zeppelin airships. In 1913, a British Army ‘Gamma’ dirigible balloon lands in the castle grounds,  captained by J.N. Fletcher, an old boy of Berkhamsted School. Standing in the crowd is a young schoolboy named Graham Greene.


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