Friday, 24 October 2014
Cornwall in the First World War
During this month, each weekday I'm posting a different image showing aspects of Cornwall's First World War.
Here. it's 1917 at Royal Naval Air Station Mullion on the Lizard, established the previous year a little way from the village near Cury. The station's main airship shed has been completed and a second, smaller shed is being built. In the air is submarine-hunter Coastal Class Airship No. C.2; a team of men using trailing ropes are manoeuvring her across Mullion's open space. The airship was around 200 feet long, and her size becomes clear when you take in the ant-like ground-handlers.
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