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Memorial Shell Bombardment 16 December 1914

This memorial commemorates the 114 civilians, 9 soldiers and 7 sailors who were killed, and the many others who were wounded, due to the German naval bombardment of Hartlepool on 16 December 1914.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries / Simon Armstrong
  • Photos: Simon Armstrong