The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Staddon Heights with Barrage Balloon

This photograph from over the Sound shows the barrage balloon tethered at Staddon Heights. These were used to try and force enemy bombers higher and prevent low altitude penetration altogether. Picture courtesy of John Symons.

Empire in Your Backyard: Plymouth Article

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