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Learn More About Fakmouth at War at The Maritime Museum

From 16 September

On September 24 at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth, join historian and retired Falmouth pilot David Barnicoat for an illustrated talk on how World War One affected the town and its inhabitants.

Learn how 'Spy Mania' hit Falmouth in the early days of war, with foreigners and locals being arrested on suspicion of spying for the enemy.


Discover what happened when the famous spy Mata Hari was arrested in the port in 1916.

David will be reading some emotional letters written by the brave men from the frontline, writing home to their loved ones describing the horrors of war. He will also briefly discuss key battles of the conflict and the roles played by local ships and sailors.

David says: "This talk will highlight the important role Falmouth played in WW1. The German U-boat campaign nearly brought the country to its knees but Falmouth and its brave people played a major part in defeating the enemy."

Tickets for the lecture, entitled Falmouth at War 1914-1918, at 6.30pm on Wednesday, September 24, are available from the Maritime Museum in Falmouth at £9.50 for lecture only and £19.50 to include two‑course buffet.  Doors and bar open from 6pm. 

To book your seats please call 01326 214546.