Yorkshire's East Coast

WW1 Shelling

Although outside the immediate area of study, no description of the East Coast and Military History can be complete without a mention of the shelling of coastal towns in WW1.

At 8am on Wednesday 16th December 1914, two German battleships, the Derfflinger and Von der Tann, bombarded the undefended Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough for about half an hour.

After bombarding Scarborough, the ships sailed north and attacked Whitby.

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