Air Raids On The Hartlepools

By: Cowley, Chas.

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good

B&W Illustrations; This is an oblong paperback book with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some edge wear, rubbing and nicking. The covers have several creases. The text pages are clean and bright. Photographs are by F. C. Huntley and show some of the damage to Hartlepools during the air raid bombings. Included are several articles by local newspapers on the subject. "Hartlepool was a more significant target than the resort town of Scarborough. The port had extensive civilian docks and factories and was defended by three BL 6 inch Mk VII naval guns on the seafront. Two guns were at Heugh Battery and one at Lighthouse Battery. The guns were manned by 11 officers and 155 local men of the Durham Royal Garrison Artillery. The gun crews were warned at 04: 30 of the possibility of an attack and issued live ammunition. At 07: 46, they received word that large ships had been sighted and at 08: 10, a bombardment of the town began. No warning had been given to naval patrols in the area, which were meant to be always on duty and the poor weather just before the raid meant that only four destroyers were on patrol, while two light cruisers and a submarine, which might otherwise have been out, remained in Hartlepool harbour. The destroyers HMS Doon, Test, Waveney and HMS Moy were on patrol whenat 07: 45Doon saw three large vessels approaching, which opened fire shortly after. The only weapons the destroyers had capable of damaging a large vessel were torpedoes; they were out of torpedo range and three destroyers turned away. Doon closed to 5,000 yd (2.5 nmi; 4.6 km) , fired one torpedo which missed and retreated." (from Wikipedia)

Title: Air Raids On The Hartlepools

Author Name: Cowley, Chas.

Illustrator: Illustrated by F. C. Huntley

Categories: World War II,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: West Hartlepool, England, B. T. Ord Ltd.: 1945

Binding: Stapled wraps

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: A38030

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