Thursday, 5 December 2013

Cornwall In The First World War

Here's an image from my new book, 'Cornwall In The First World War'. It's July 1916: pictured is airship C.9, which operated from Royal Naval Air Station Mullion. She's been punctured by ‘friendly’ fire from British troops during a patrol over Jersey. Slowly deflating, C.9 made it back as far as Mullion harbour, where finally she folded in half and fell into the sea. As Naval personnel stand perplexed on the harbour wall, local people watch proceedings from the bank above. The following month, repaired, C.9 returned to her anti-submarine patrols.

A couple of days ago I was interviewed by BBC Radio Cornwall's Hannah Stacey, as part of their World War One at Home project. They're producing a piece on Mullion's airship base, which began its anti-submarine patrols in 1916. The piece will go out during February.

My book's published by Truran; with 112 pages and over 100 images, you'll find it in bookshops across the Duchy. It's also available on line through Waterstones, with free UK post:

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