Siege of Venice

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Balloons were used for bombing beginning on on 15 May 1849 during the siege of Venice , when Venice rebelled against Austrian rule. Franz von Uchatius and field marshall Radetzky are named as responsible officers.[1]

It's not clear how many bombs were dropped. They are said to have been ineffective in breaking the siege.[2]

The Siege of Venice by Jonathan Keates may have more information.