Well the shooting down of the German Zeppelin LZ-85 occurred on the night of 4th to 5th May 1916. Brits insist it was shot down at 03:15 by the HMS Agamemnon, while the French insist it was shot down by French gun fire.
Point is whatever the truth is the French had Zeppelin's skeleton transported to Thessaloniki and displayed by the city's hallmark that is the White Tower for a number of weeks as seen on this photograph.
Father who was not born at the times told me about that incident, as he was told by his mother, it made a strong impression at that time. The place has not changed much, you may still walk on this very spot nowadays. No barbed wire thought.
For the record the ship's crew was arrested and sent to France. As for the skeleton it was sold to local merchants who made all kinds of artifacts out of it, from jewelry to whatever you may think, that were sold to the local folks. Sorry for I do not own any of them.
Many thanks scot47
for bringing this memory out.
As for Salonica's front, I have bought through eBay about a hundred postcards dating between 1916 to 1918. Most came through French sellers, many were still filled with the original messages in calligraphic letters of the times. I wish I could read French, call me an idiot, perhaps it is better I cannot. I just hope some day I will have them published, at least one of them is coloured, they truly mark the epoch.
Front had only been a few miles away from Salonica at the time.