World War I Battery Observation Post, Pendennis Castle, Cornwall

World War I Battery Observation Post, Pendennis Castle, Cornwall
Photograph taken July 1998 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: k980602

A reconstruction of the Battery Observation Post (BOP) showing how it might have looked during World War I. Construction of the castle began in 1540 as part of Henry VIII's defence of the south coast against possible invasion. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010). Find out more. Take advantage of our free entry for Learning Groups.

Location

Cornwall Falmouth

Period

World War One (1914 - 1919)

Themes

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reconstruction uniform equipment world war one (1914 - 1919) english heritage world war one ww1 wwi first