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034: Spring 1992


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Zeppelins Over Norfolk


The First World War was a conflict of many firsts. While the Great War saw the debut of mass public recruitment as well as the implementation of tank warfare, it was also the first time heavier-than-air flying machines had been used in a military offensive. As German airships attacked the east coast of Britain in January 1915, it was civilian targe…

11 November 1918 : Pte George Edwin Ellison


Born in York in the early autumn of 1878, at the 1881 England Census, the 2 year old George was living with his father James (Confectioner) and mother Mary at 4 Union Court, York. A decade later at the 1901 Census, George and the family are living in West Hartelpool. Father is given as a Sweet/Jam Boiler and George a barman (now age 22) in a publi…

Ep. 129 – Sabaton’s Great War Album – Pär Sundström


Pär Sundström, bass player in the Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton, talks about their new album, The Great War, inspired by the First World War, and the fundraising the band has done for the Heugh Battery Museum in Hartlepool. Your browser does not support the audio element.…

The Raid on Scarborough, Whitby and Hartlepool : 16 December 1914


Much has been written about the German naval raid on the East Coast on 16 December 1914. A lot of this has concentrated on the raid on Scarborough. Two other towns were hit in this raid, which took place on 16 December 1914, being Whitby and Hartlepool. The German vessels were commanded by Admiral Hipper.  Admiral Franz Ritter von Hipper He co…