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THE GERMAN RAID

Gables received in .Sydney regarding the German raid on the east coast, towns contain these additional particulars:—Some remarkable escapes are reported from Scarborough. At one house a, Indy and her little boy were looking out from ono of tho windows, and a moment alter they withdrew their heads a shell burst outside. A large private residence was struck with a shell, which went through three other dwellings, and filially tinned, itself in a bowling green. Nobody was killed, though | several persons were stunned by the con- ! cussion. j In ono case a, gentleman and his son were j standing outside a, butcher's shop, when a 1 shell descended on to the. building, the | roof of which was blown to atoms. The I gentleman and his son were struck cm the j noads with fragments. | Shells continued to fall in Scarborough one after another, and several prominent buildings were hit. The Hoya] Balmoral Hotel was struck, and the building soon took fire. Still the shells fell, killing or wounding people. One woman was killed while lying n. bed, the shell shattering the house. In another case a shell pa-sred at the- side of a dwelling, a.nd damaged six houses, amage was done in nearly every street. In many places it is difficult to force a passage, owing to the accumulation of debris. It was a misty morning at sea. and the Germans were moving ail the time. The guns on Castle Hill opened fire, though the gunners could not see what effect the.ir shots were having. A lady residing at South, Cliff. Scarborough. said -“The first shell cam© with a terrific noise. The house rocked like a pack of cards. I went to the. garden to turn off tho water when a shell came through my drawing room," At Hartlepool Adjutant Avery, who was in charge of the Salvation Army, was killed in the barracks when the building was struck. The ancient church of St. Kilda had a hole knocked in the roof. Workmen let the gas out of the gasometer, and avoided a-n explosion. A great many houses were damaged, and some practically destroyed. The underwriters accepted very large amounts in insurance on the east coast against bombardment risk. They have received many claims. Marshall and Snellgrove’s large shop in Scarborough was set on fire, and great damage was caused. The insurance rates have been amended from 30s to £5 per cent, annually. One shell passed through a window at Lloyd's Bank, and did great structural damage. There was no loss of life in the , bank.

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THE GERMAN RAID, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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THE GERMAN RAID Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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