The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Troops in Transit

This photograph from the Edwardian period to World War One era, shows just how important Plymouth had become for transiting troops to and from the city before or after being shipped off to some other part of the world. Many regiments were posted in Plymouth for long periods of time awaiting equipment, personnel and training before being sent off to some distant colony or front. Likewise, many troops were stationed in Plymouth after returning from active service. This photograph was taken at North Hill train station, which is now Plymouth's main train station.

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by Stephen Luscombe