The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Devonport Dockyard Late 19th Century

This photograph taken from Mount Edgcumbe shows what the Palmerston's Follies were designed to protect. You can also see the high ground behind along which many of the forts were constructed - although looking away from Plymouth against anyone who might have attacked from the landward side.

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