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Guidebook: Dover Castle - A frontline fortress and its wartime tunnels


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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.
Key Features:

  • Series: Red Guides, 2nd Edition
  • Format: 285x210mm Paperback
  • Extent: 40pp
  • Illustrations: 85 illustrations (colour and b&w)
  • Publish date: July 2016

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
Author: Jonathan Coad
ISBN: 9781848020979

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