Postcards showing the results of the German Naval bombardment of Hartlepool on 16 December 1914. Scenes include damage to houses in Brougham Terrace, Carlton Terrace, Central Estate, Lily Street, Mary Street, Moor Terrace, Old Town, Rockside Cliff Terrace, Sussex Street, Victoria Place and Blake Street, Christopher Street, Lister Street, Noel Street and Sandringham Road in West Hartlepool. Also, the Baptist Chapel, Prissick Schools, and a gasometer in West Hartlepool. Other postcards depict soldiers standing with unexploded German naval shells, fragments of German shells displayed in the shop of Thomas Rutherford in Stockton Street and officers and men of the Hartlepool coastal artillery battery on the day of the bombardment.
Twenty six photographic postcards (dimensions: 145mm x 90mm) all bearing photograph and caption.