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

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