The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth


Palmerston's Follies Map


This map shows clearly how the forts were designed to defend against a landward attack from the North or from a direct assault through Plymouth Sound or against hostile troops landing at the Whitsand Bay beaches and attacking the Dockyards from the Cornish side of the River Tamar. Image Courtesy of CastlesFortsBattles.co.uk


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