Friday, 28 November 2014
Cornwall in the First World War
During this month, each weekday I'm posting a photograph showing Cornwall's First World War.
On 18 April 1918 the British merchant steamer SS Runswick, carrying coal, was torpedoed by German submarine UB-109, three miles off Trevose Head near Padstow. She was beached and abandoned; all the crew were saved.
Today she lies against the Quies, the islands a mile or so off Trevose Head.
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