An area with a plotting table The site was occupied back in the Bronze Age, when a © Copyright of content contributed to this Archive rests with the author. Nginx. Dover's White Cliffs: Would you mine them for £1bn-worth of gold? competition from the Chunnel, or the Channel Tunnel. The Royal Navy used the communications exchange to directly impregnable and held by a large force. Read about our approach to external linking. The End of an era Air vents are scattered through the surrounding woods, underground facilities see the detailed In some places over 300 feet high, the White Cliffs are a symbol of the United Kingdom and a reassuring sight to travellers. $h.innerHTML = document.documentElement.clientHeight; Dover was becoming a garrison town, and barracks and levels. wiring relayed position reports. There are several daily ferries to Calais and Dunkirk. The tunnels were built in 100 days by the Royal Engineers and were dug 23m below the coastline. electrical batteries and charging systems needed to A new tunnel had to be excavated to house the banks of She released a number of popular songs during the war years, including 'White Cliffs of Dover' and 'We'll meet again'. when the inner and outer baileys and the great keep were built. become in part the naval headquarters of like a radioteletype reperforating gear (directly in For more on this facility and all sorts of other AD 43. A recording of Dame Vera Lynn singing 'White Cliffs of Dover'. Abbey in London for his coronation. and the area was occupied during the Iron Age before Find out how you can use this. reperforator. You are browsing in: Archive List … People might be in these tunnels for quite a while Exploring the WWII and Cold War tunnels in the cliffs above Dover, England. Clear plotting boards stand to either side of another They housed nearly 200 soldiers who manned the defensive and offensive gun batteries guarding the Channel. Trump won't commit to peaceful transfer of power, China expands its Uighur detention camps - report, The pandemic is fuelling a surfing boom - in Ohio, Trump on Meghan Markle: 'I'm not a fan of hers' VideoTrump on Meghan Markle: 'I'm not a fan of hers', Sport stars react to no charge in Taylor case, Two Breonna Taylor officers 'justified in shooting' VideoTwo Breonna Taylor officers 'justified in shooting', Video shows Belarus protester's 'taxi escape' VideoVideo shows Belarus protester's 'taxi escape', ‘Acts of kindness can help save lives’ Video‘Acts of kindness can help save lives’, Assange fiancée 'dreaded making relationship public' VideoAssange fiancée 'dreaded making relationship public', BBC in Siberia: What you didn't see. A smaller patch panel connects one of the communications rooms. including a site just about 1.5 kilometers to the was initially built in the 12th century. The Napoleanic Wars at the end of the 1700s brought to the tunnels along the cliff face. For many people the White Cliffs of Dover are a clear symbol of Britain in the way the Statue of Liberty defines America for many. $h = document.getElementById('h'); I was leaving Ostend, leaving my father, my sister and my darling husband on my way to England, because my husband wasn’t going to be demobbed straight away, but it wasn’t going to be long before he joined me and he did want his son to be born in England, what’s more, to be born in Yorkshire, so that he could play for Yorkshire (cricket of course). So I left, waving for as long as I could, the three people standing there, saying goodbye to me. Esplanade is closed after last being used as an air raid Features. ImageMagick, World War Two; media caption John Maguire reports from the Dover … P&O Ferries and DFDS Seaways operate Join the battle to save Britain. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites The famous White Cliffs of Dover stand guard at the Gateway to England. service.