We interrupt this blog for an important moment of Geek.
‘We Brought Succour to Belgium’, novelist May Sinclair’s brief memoir of 23 September – 25 October 13, 1914, when she was a nurse at Ostend and Antwerp. The coolest part? She mentions seeing a Taube. I cannot adequately convey how absolutely thrilling that is to me. Even more thrilling than if she’d seen a zeppelin. I haven’t found much at all about Taubes yet.
More on Sinclair; the article quotes letters she wrote to poets Charlotte Mew and Ezra Pound.
I don’t have a book on the Taube, but I recently got London 1914-17: The Zeppelin Menace. You have to read the title aloud in a profound voice: The Zeppelin Menace!!!
Did I mention I’m a geek?