Monday, 24 November 2014

Cornwall in the First World War

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

Here's a scene from Falmouth. At the war's end the town was recognised by the Government for its financial contribution to the war effort by the presentation of a tank for display on The Moor. The tank arrived by train on Saturday 13 September 1919, making its own way from Falmouth recreation ground and down Killigrew Street led by Falmouth's Town Band, where hundreds waited to see it.

Cornwall received four other display tanks, at Camborne, Penzance, Redruth and Truro. Falmouth's stayed beside the Packet Memorial until 1927, when finally it was scrapped.

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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