German Destroyers Shell Ramsgate
The aftermath of the shelling in the house where John Hobday (aged 61) was killed.
April 26 1917, Ramsgate–While the German submarines were the primary naval threat to Great Britain, the other arms of the German Navy were not entirely quiescent. In late April, German destroyers made multiple raids in the northern stretches of the Straits of Dover. On the night of April 24th, they shelled Dunkirk and sank a French destroyer with all hands off the coast. On the night of April 26, they shelled the town of Ramsgate in Kent. The attack killed two civilians on shore and wounded several others.
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