1940 Falmouth Docks was badly bombed. Three vessels were hit. Maria Chandris, The Tuskalusa and The British Chancellor. Fortunately the tanker had no oil on board. This painting by Charles Pears can be seen at Falmouth Art Gallery.
Place - Falmouth became a safe haven for troops and refugees. Boats would arrive filled with as many soldiers and civilians as possible. These soldiers arrived in 1940 after being evacuated from France.