Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Cornwall in the First World War

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

Here, it's the summer of 1918. An SSZ Class airship based at Royal Naval Airship Station Mullion hovers over Mount's Bay. Below, a naval motor launch from Newlyn is at rest, several of her crew on the prow, her wireless mast and signalling flags on display. The image was taken from a fishing boat. From 1916 until the end of the war, airships and motor launches formed a major part of Cornwall's anti-submarine campaign.

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: http://amzn.to/19JbtZm

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