First World War Centenary

During 2014, 100 years after the start of World War 1, ITV Tyne Tees takes a look at how the Great War affected the North East and North Yorkshire.

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WW1: Families remember Hartlepool bombardment

At 8 a.m. on December 16th 1914 three German battlecruisers opened fire on the town of Hartlepoool.

One hundred and twenty seven people were killed. The youngest was just two years old.

In Kenny Toal's special report he speaks to surviving relatives who recount the terror of the first enemy action on British soil during the Great War and its legacy on our region.

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Remembering "Our War"

by Kenny Toal

A replica of a trench from the front line has been designed by students from Cleveland College of Art and Design.

The trench, which is part of a project called Remembering Our War, is completely portable and will tour schools and, its hoped, it will bring history to life.