Naval Bombardment of Hartlepool, 1914


The Imperial German Navy made major attacks on Scarborough, Hartlepool, West Hartlepool, and Whitby on 16 December 1914. The attack on Hartlepool killed 93, including the  first soldier to be killed on British soil by enemy action in the First World War, and injured 436. Around 1,150 shells were fired at the town.

These raids on had a major effect upon British public opinion, and became part of a British propaganda campaign, 'Remember Scarborough', used on army recruitment posters.

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Memorial to the first British soldier killed on British soil during the Great War
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Hartlepool
- Overview History Map Street View   Hartlepool is a town in County Durham on the North Sea coast of North East England, north of Middlesbrough and south of Sunderland. The ...
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Raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby
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First World War
- The 4th August 2014 marked the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. What did your ancestors do during World War 1? How were the communities of ...
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Remember Scarborough! Enlist Now!
- British World War I poster "Remember Scarborough! Enlist Now!". The poster refers to British anger about the German Navy's Raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby on 16 December 1914 ...

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Men of Britain! Will you stand this? 78 women & children were killed and 228 women & children were wounded by the German raiders. Enlist now.
- WWI recruitment poster referring to the German bombardment of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, in 1915. "Men of Britain! Will you stand this? 78 women & children were killed and 228 women ...

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Heugh Battery
- Overview About Heugh Battery Map Street View The Heugh Gun Battery was built on the Headland in 1860 to protect the fast growing port of Hartlepool. The Battery guns were ...
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Heugh Battery Bombardment 16 December 1914
- Account of the bombardment of Hartlepool including photographs of soldiers, ships and damaged houses.

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Tablet marking the place the first shell fired from the German battle cruiser struck 8.10 am 16th December 1914 and the place that the first soldier was killed on British soil by enemy action in World War One

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'The Great Sacrifice' by James Clark

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Noel Street

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South Street

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Cliff Terrace

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Alarm clock

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Policeman on Moor Terrace

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Two officers

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Damaged house in the 'Old Town'

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St Barnabas

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NER staff

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Headland, Hartlepool
- Overview Map Street View Headland is an area in the North of Hartlepool. There are numerous historic landmarks including the 12th century St Hilda's Church, the Town Walls, Borough Hall, ...
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Cured by Shock

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