Recruitment drives after German attack

Recruitment drive after German bombardment calling on men of Scarborough aged 19-38.
Recruitment drive after German bombardment calling on men of Scarborough aged 19-38.

This photograph of a recruitment poster was sent in by Allan Williams, of Crossgates.

The picture was originated by Scarborough Tramways company in 1916. It was part of the recruitment drive after the German Bombardment of 1914 
calling on men of Scarborough aged 19 to 38. The bombardment of Scarborough took place on Wednesday, December 16, 1914. It was carried out by battlecruisers Derfflinger and Von der Tann. They fired nearly 500 high explosive shells into the town, killing 18 people, including four children 
and eight women, injuring more than 80 and severely damaging at least 200 
buildings. The attack prompted Churchill, the Lord of the Admiralty, to label the Germans ‘babykillers’.