Salonika Zeppelin Compass for Sale!

Following on from my article about Bernard Green’s book on Zeppelins, I have received a message from Bernard to say that the compass from the Zeppelin (LZ85) that was shot down over Salonika by the Battleship HMS Agamemnon is to be sold.

It will be auctioned by Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Cirencester on 12 November 2020. The compass will be in good company, as the sale also includes items relating to Barnes Wallis and the Dambusters’ raid from the Barnes Wallis family. To find out more, visit their website or contact info@dominicwinter.co.uk.


Souvenir hunters, including a Canadian nursing sister, returning from a visit to the wreckage of German Zeppelin LZ.85 in the marshes at the mouth of the River Vardar on 6 May 1916, the day after the airship was brought down by gunfire from HMS AGAMEMNON. THE MACEDONIAN CAMPAIGN, 1915-1918 Souvenir hunters, including a Canadian nursing sister, returning from a visit to the wreckage of German Zeppelin LZ.85 in the marshes at the mouth of the River Vardar on 6 May 1916, the day after the airship was brought down by gunfire from HMS AGAMEMNON. THE MACEDONIAN CAMPAIGN, 1915-1918 (click on the image to see full size) © IWM (Q 31973)

Author: SCS Web Editor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and soon after became editor of the Society's journal - 'The New Mosquito' - a role he held until 2008. He then became the Society's web editor, a role he seems unable to shake off. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915 to 1917, mainly in the Struma valley. Opinions expressed in these posts are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.