NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
25th May, 1915 : The Austrians have responded immediately to Italy’s declaration of war by bombing the city of Venice. The Austrian Taubers, flying at a great height, provided a spectacle for the Venetians as they circled overhead, easily visible in the light of early dawn. Then they dropped four bombs on the city and another seven in the bay and lagoon. The only casualties were four ladies injured by glass. The dangers of modern warfare seemed lost on the Venetians, who crowded on the bridges in a state of excitement.
[Good old times – one feels so nostalgic]