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Published on Jun 21, 2012
Falmouth, the world's third deepest natural harbour, is on the south coast of Cornwall, UK. Because of its strategic importance it was upgraded to a Category A port at the outbreak of World War Two. This series of Fortress Falmouth videos look at the defences in and around Falmouth and sees what remains of them today.
Part One focuses on the Pendennis headland dominated by the castle first built by Henry VIII to protect England against invasion. Four hundred years later it was still in use to defend against the planned Nazi invasion.
If you are able to add any more detail to what is described here about the World War Two defences, or had relatives who served during the war on the Pendennis headland, or have wartime photographs of the defences or their personnel, please leave a comment.
Music featured on this video includes Elgar's Pomp & Circumstance March by Pro Arte Orchestra, This is the Army Mr Jones by Irving Berlin, Praise the Lord & pass the ammunition by Harry Kaye, Joe Loss & Orchestra, When they sound the last all clear by Donald Peters, Nimrod from Enigma Variations by Elgar, Bless em all by Bertha Willmott, Our Sargeant Major by George Formby and Carry on by Ambrose.
Part Two continues with a look at the defences on St Anthony's Head. Thanks for watching and reading.