The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Penlee Battery

Penlee Battery overlooks the Sound from Rame Head and was part of the extensive defences built to defend Plymouth in the Nineteenth Century. The defences proved their worth in World Wars One and especially Two where they helped deter an invasion and more importantly provided useful anti-aircraft capabilities. This picture was taken in the 1920s to mark the start of an Admirals Cup Race.

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