Monday, 11 August 2014

Cornwall In The First World War

During this month, each weekday I'll be posting a different image showing the story of Cornwall's First World War.

Here, it's July 1916: pictured is airship C.9, which operated from Royal Naval Air Station Mullion. She was 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.

My book, 'Cornwall In The First World War', is published by Truran. With 112 pages and 100 images, you'll find it in bookshops across the Duchy. It's also available through Amazon:

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