Locals survey the damage of an air raid in Faulder Road in August 1970. A family of seven whose home was partly demolished crawled out without a scratch.

What was life like in Hartlepool in the wars? Take a look at our photo selection and find out more

Hartlepool Mail archives contain some incredible photographs of the effects that war had on the town.

Wednesday, 6th November 2019, 4:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th November 2019, 11:02 am

With Remembrance Day at the weekend, we selected 17 images which reveal the conflict closer to home.

They focus on everything from houses which were damaged in the two world wars to an example of how life went on in spite of all.

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