Monday, 29 September 2014

Cornwall in the First World War

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

From mid-1918, personnel from the Women’s Royal Naval Service assisted male ground staff at Newlyn’s seaplane base. 

To protect her uniform this lady is wearing loose cotton wrap-around overalls, used while servicing aircraft and maintaining the doped covering of their fabric skins. Behind sits a Short 184 floatplane; several were based at Newlyn as part of the force constantly hunting German submarines.

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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