On 20 March 1912, the collier City of Cardiff was sailing to her home port from Le Havre. She tried to round Lands End in a severe gale and was forced back towards Porthcurno. Unfortunately for her the wind shifted and she was driven on to the rocks of Nanjizal Bay. All the crew, two wives and a two year old child were rescued by Breeches Buoy.
Nanjizal Bay is the setting for the German commando U-Boat landing and pick-up in my spy thriller Break in Communication. This does not have the same happy ending!!!
My first military history book, Mud, Blood and Bayonet was released on 1 Jan 2018. It is a history of the 6th Dorsetshire Regiment in 1918, day by day, for them the bloodiest year of the war.