Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The White Cliffs of Dover

The cliffs, made of white calcium carbonate (chalk), are located along the British coastline at the narrowest part of the English Channel facing the strait of Dover and France.  It's location is a site where invasions have historically threatened. Evidence of it's strategic position though history are seen behind the cliff face in the miles of hidden tunnels that were created during the Middle Ages.  Later these tunnels also played a role in the defence of Britain during the Napoleonic Wars. During WWII the tunnels were enlarged to become the Secret Wartime Tunnels beneath Dover Castle.

Rough seas?  Quick - where's the Dramamine??!
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A Festival of Postcards (8th Edition) – The Geography Issue

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