The story of Plymouth in the First World War has never been fully covered although the town played a key role in the deployment of troops to Northern Europe as well as supplying ships and vital munitions. By August 1914, the British War office had moved 120,000 men into the town. Plymouth became the principal base for military operations and was one of the most important of the southern shipping ports.
The town also played a vital role caring for the many wounded soldiers who returned home from the front.
The effect of the war on Plymouth was great. By the end of the conflict, there wasn't a family in Plymouth who hadn't lost a son, father, nephew, uncle or brother. There were tremendous celebrations in the streets as the end of the war was announced but the effects of the war lasted for years to come.
Apache over Libya
By: Will Laidlaw
British Cruiser Warfare
By: Alan Raven
By: Peter Reese
Newcastle at War 1939-45
By: Craig Armstrong
Bomber Command: Reflections of War
By: Martin Bowman
By: Jean-Denis Lepage
By: Mike Roberts
The Disastrous Fall and Triumphant Rise of the Fleet Air Arm from 1912 to 1945
By: Henry "Hank" Adlam
By: Bruno Sutkus
Introduction by: David L Robbins