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THE ISLAND IMMEDIATELY POST WORLD WAR TWO

THE ISLAND IMMEDIATELY POST WORLD WAR TWO

With the end of the War life slowly began to change. The Japanese surrendered on Aug 15 1945 and the day after restrictions on private boats were lifted and they were now allowed to use the Sound without the need for a permit. There was a need to raise money to care...
WORLD WAR TWO

WORLD WAR TWO

The Germans had used what were possibly tourist photographs to identify the defences on the Island back in 1938 and as international tension increased in 1939 the British Government finally realised war with Germany was becoming a distinct probability. The jetty on...
THE 1930’s

THE 1930’s

At the beginning of the 1930’s people still couldn’t imagine another War happening. Drake’s Island sole occupant was a caretaker, Paddy Flood and locally ideas were discussed about Drake’s Island being leased to Plymouth Council. The popular scheme was for a public...