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Title: The Literary digest history of the world war, compiled from original and contemporary sources: American, British, French, German, and others
Year: 1919 (1910s)
Authors: Halsey, Francis W. (Francis Whiting), 1851-1919, comp
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918
Publisher: New York, London, Funk & Wagnalls Company
Contributing Library: Columbia University Libraries
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Castle keep and the walls facing south were also dam-aged. Thrilling stories were told by fishermen who wereat sea at the time. They said the German ships, when theycame within tw^o miles of the town, were flying the whiteensign. One man saw four ships, and at first thought theywere - British patrol-ships. The crew of his boat were un-deceived w^hen they found themselves in an inferno of noiseand smoke. The bombardment of the Hartlepools caused a loss of 56 WARSHIP BATTLES AND RAIDS ON COMMERCE nearly 100 lives in the two boroughs, including 41 civiliansand eight soldiers at Hartlepool, and 41 civilians at WestHartlepool. The old borough suffered much more severelythan the newer districts of West Hartlepool. Hartlepoolhad scars, gashes and gaping wounds from one end to theother. The Germans seemed to have varied their fire tocover the widest possible area of workshops and humanhabitations. Hundreds of houses were seriously damaged,and hundreds more had their windows smashed. Terrible
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k^; JNDERWOOD ft UNDERWOOD. N. Y. REMAINS OF THE ANCIENT ABBEY OF WHITBYNear Scarborough, England, after the bombardment havoc was wrought along the sea front. The district lyingbehind the lighthouse was severely battered, but the batteryon the front, that guards the entrance to the port, was nottouched. Behind and beside it houses were unroofed andholes made in their walls. A whole terrace on the frontescaped injury. A few yards behind it a residential squarehad on one side hardly a house left whole. Further in therear, by the Rugby football field, was a long row of houses 57 IN THE GERMAN COLONIES AND ON THE SEA every one of wliich was extensively damaged. Half were nolonger habitable. A violent earthquake could not havecaused the same measure of ruin. Except as an example offrightfulness. the visit to the Ilartlepools was fruitless.AVork was going on next day in workshops and at docks asusual, the port working normally, and merchant ships weresteaming home through sea fogs just as

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