Post Profile

Heugh Gun Battery Memorial Tablet in Hartlepool, England

On December 16, 1914, tragedy struck the shores of a seaside English town. A shell fired from a German ship claimed the life of Theophilus Jones, the first war casualty on British soil in nearly two centuries. The attacks on Hartlepool, England killed 130 people and injured hundreds more. Though the men who manned the three local naval guns had been warned of a possible attack, no one afforded such a warning to the nearby naval patrol that was supposed to be guarding the seas.
read more


Related Posts

"Jersey Shore" Town, Seaside Heights, Angry With Depiction

News : Huffington Post

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — On MTV's reality television show "Jersey Shore," the Beachcomber Bar is a place where the clothes are skimpy and punches can fly. But there's another reality in the resort town Seaside Heights, which is both ...

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott visits World War I Christmas Truce Memorial [Video]

Sports / Football : 101 Great Goals

Several members of the England squad visited the World War I Christmas Truce Memorial this week, which is a homage to the football match that took place between English and German troops on Christmas Day 1914. The warring armies lai...

Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot

SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man...

'Get on with it': English seaside town has Brexit message for PM May

News : Reuters: World News

BLACKPOOL, England (Reuters) - The message to Prime Minister Theresa May from this English seaside town rings loud and clear four months after it voted for Brexit: Britain should leave the European Union as soon as possible.

World War I: Germans Attack Scarborough, Hartlepool, & Whitby

Academics / History : Military History Guide

December 16, 1914 - German warships raid Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby.  Leading a force of four battlecruisers and one armored cruiser out from the Jade Estuary, RAdm. Franz von Hipper (right) sought to strike the British coa...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC