The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth


R100 Over Plymouth


This iconic photograph shows the R100 flying over Smeaton's Tower on the Hoe. The event was actually filmed and can be seen here: In the era before large planes these airships captivated the public who came out in their thousands to watch it dominate the sky above the city.


Empire in Your Backyard: Plymouth Article


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