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During WW1, the Germans actually bombed London, using airships(I suppose these would have been dirigibles) and later- bombers.A total of 1413 were killed.After the first daylight bombing raid in 1917, a vigilante mob attacked people and places in London with German sounding names. Heretofore known as “the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha” (German bombers were called “Gothas” after their manufacturer), the British Royal Family hastily rechristened itself as the House of WindsorRichard Frank, Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War: July 1937-May 1942 p. 130
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