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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…

The Battle of Dogger Bank : January 1915


The naval arms race between Britain and Germany had, in the early years of the 20th Century, been a major contribution to the increasing tensions in Europe. On the outbreak of the First World War it was uncertain how the Imperial German Navy would be used. Would the Germans challenge the British in the hope of eliminating the Royal Navy's superiori…

Ep. 135 – North East Coastal Communities during the Great War – Dr Michael Reeve


Dr Michael Reeve, Academic Skills Tutor and History Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, talks about his doctoral research into coastal communities in the NE of England during the War.



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…

'The Bombardment of Scarborough' with Pat Adamson


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 Ro…