The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Great Fire of Smyrna

This photograph was taken from HMS King George V and clearly shows HMS Iron Duke which was Admiral de Brock's flagship. His conscience eventually pricked him into evacuating the desperate refugees from the city despite his orders not to intervene.

Empire in Your Backyard: Plymouth Article

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by Stephen Luscombe