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Guidebook Dover Castle: A frontline fortress and its wartime tunnels

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Product Code: 16769
- Outstanding quality and value
- Beautifully illustrated
- Written by leading English Heritage experts
- Dover Castle has seen active military service from 1066 -1958. No other castle in the British Isles can match this.

Dover Castle is one of England's oldest and most famous fortresses. A medieval castle forms its core, but from the 1740s onwards its outer defences were dramatically reshaped in the face of the threat of invasion from France. During the Napoleonic Wars, a network of military tunnels were cut within the famous white cliffs to provide barracks for the garrison. These tunnels were adapted during the Second World War and played a vital role in Britain's war effort: it was from here that the near-miraculous evacuation of British and French troops from Dunkirk ware masterminded in May and June 1940. This new guidebooks, packed with plans, maps, historic photos and eyewitness accounts, tells the story of how the castle's defences were adapted to meet the needs of modern warfare right up to the Cold War.

Series: Red Guides
Format: 285x210mm Paperback
Extent: 40pp
Illustrations: 85 illustrations (colour and b&w)
Publish date: July 2011
About the Series

English Heritage Red Guides bring history to life, with fascinating eyewitness accounts and exquisite drawings that recreate each site at the most exciting point in its history.
Written by leading experts in their fields, they feature specially commissioned photography, fold-out plans, bird's-eye views and reconstruction drawings.
Each new guide contains a tour of the site, followed by a history of the property and the people who lived and worked there.

Size: 285mm x 210mm Paperback
ISBN: 9781848020979
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by Ellen Westphal on 02 Dec 2013 at 17:21
My husband read the book cover to cover to prepare himself for our trip
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by Paul Speake on 02 Nov 2012 at 10:24
Big improvement on previous edition of this guide. The Red guidebook series is excellent - more of them please!
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by David Holt on 24 Sep 2012 at 10:56
Excellent for pre-visit & on site reading
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by trevor jennings on 10 Sep 2012 at 16:59
excellent
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by Perry Beor on 03 Jul 2012 at 00:37
Very informative and well done. It might be an idea to combine it with the guideon the castle itself
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