This view of Torpoint shows the effects of German bombing. The town’s location west of Plymouth meant that it sustained heavy bomb damage during the Plymouth Blitz in early 1941. Towards the left is the circular concrete hard standing of a barrage balloon base. To the right of this a row of terraced houses has been cleared after being destroyed during a bombing raid. Following this street down to where it forms a junction with another street a small circular structure can be seen. This is an emergency water storage tank; these were used by fire fighters in the aftermath of bombing raids.