The History Behind the Locations

No Small Stir

A series of 8 videobook style presentations looking at the Bodmin Stop Line and seeing what remains today. You will recognise many of the locations featured in No Small Stir.

A series of 6 videobook style presentations looking at the air raids on and around Falmouth from July to December 1940. The air raid on the docks of 10th July is featured in No Small Stir.

A Place And A Name

 

A short videobook style presentation examining the defences at Sennen, one of the locations inspected by the Major because of its strategic importance.

A short videobook style presentation examining the defences on the eastern side of the Hayle Estuary protecting the Power Station and the Octel bromide plant and seeing what remains today.

RAF Portreath War Diary

 

A compilation of film clips taken in 1941 and 1942 at RAF Portreath show Ventura bombers preparing to take off for a bombing mission in France and a range of aircraft preparing to leave for the Middle East and the Far East. The hills of Carn Brea and St Agnes Beacon are easily recognisable in the background and one aerial shot even shows the harbour and beach.

Portreath is a small village on the north Cornish coast famed for its harbour, tramway, railway, beach, and surf. However in the summer of 1940 it was considered vulnerable to invasion by the Nazis especially as there were plans to build a Fighter Command aerodrome on the nearby Nancekuke Common. This video looks at what remains of the wartime defences dotted around the village and was filmed in June 2011.