Monday, 25 August 2014

Cornwall in the First World War

During this month, each weekday I'm posting an image showing Cornwall's First World War.

Here's a photo of Royal Naval Air Station Mullion on the Lizard peninsula. It's 1917 and the base is home to giant airships, used to patrol the surrounding seas in search of German U-boats.

The main airship shed to our right has been completed; a second, smaller shed is under construction. Below the airship is the team of men who helped move it across the airfield when taking off and landing, using trail ropes to manoeuvre it to and from the sheds.

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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