The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Crownhill Fort From the Air

This photograph shows Crownhill Fort from the air - probably taken in the 1930s. There are many additional structures within the fort that are no longer there. To the bottom of the picture you can see the many soldiers barracks that were added for accommodation. You can see below what these would have looked like These would prove particularly useful when war broke out. The Fort itself was designated as a strongpoint should Plymouth be attacked. Picture courtesy of John Symons.

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