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Civilians killed as German battleship bombards Great Yarmouth 100 years ago

The 6,150 ton monitor ship HMS Roberts. Armed with two 14-inch guns, two 12-pounders, one 5-pounder and one 2-pounder. A monitor ship is a name given to a warship which carries disproportionally large guns. Picture – Courtesy of Norfolk Museum Service

The 6,150 ton monitor ship HMS Roberts. Armed with two 14-inch guns, two 12-pounders, one 5-pounder and one 2-pounder. A monitor ship is a name given to a warship which carries disproportionally large guns. Picture – Courtesy of Norfolk Museum Service

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During the four years of the First World War, only four residents lost their lives due to the bombing of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.

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