At 8:00am on the 16th December 1914 two German Battleships of the German High Seas Fleet started pouring five hundred shells into the coastal town of Scarborough . Approximately thirty minutes later killing eighteen people and injuring scores more.
The German High Seas fleet had been seeking opportunities to isolate and destroy portions of the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet and the bombardment of Scarborough and other towns further up the coast was seen as a means of drawing out the British Fleet.
A previous operation took place against Great Yarmouth with little result.
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Photo's courtesy of the Scarborough Heritage Centre