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Tønder

(tö`nər), Ger. Tondern, town (1992 pop. 8,019), Sønderjylland co., SW Denmark, near the German border. It has long been famous for its lace industry and also has breweries and meatpacking plants. The picturesque town was held by Prussia from 1864 to 1920.
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And in 1918, pilots from the HMS Furious unleashed their aerial bombardment from an aircraft carrier, attacking the German Zeppelin base at Tondern in Denmark.
One newspaper stated he "also took part in the Tondern fight" which was a raid on July 19, 1918, on three German airship hangers at a base on the Danish coast.
And he had just presented his younger brother with a pair of field glasses after the Tondern raid.
Included are those important and curious milestones that occurred during World War I such as seaplane-versus-landplane design; the battle of Jutland; the decision to create a full-deck aircraft carrier; and, of course, the surprise raid on the Tondern Zeppelin sheds.
The Wright brothers made the first powered flights in 1903; the first experiment of flying an aircraft from a ship took place in 1910; and the first operational raid by aircraft launched from an aircraft carrier happened in 1918 (the Tondern attack by HMS Furious).