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By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2018
A View of the Harbour Marker
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — A View of the Harbour
A View of the Harbour Below you is Admiralty Harbour, the naval and merchant port that made Dover so important in the First and Second World Wars. There has been a harbour here since Roman times: this one was built in stages between 1847 and 1909 . . . — Map (db m128521) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — A View to the East
A View to the East This view along the coast reveals the towering height of the famous White Cliffs, elements of Dover's past defences and its ever-changing port. On the distant hill, a tall mast occupies the site of Langdon Battery, where . . . — Map (db m128520) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — A View to the West
A View to the West This view looks down into the ancient heart of Dover. The Romans built two forts and a settlement, known as Portus Dubris. These were succeeded by a thriving Saxon and a later medieval walled town, all nestled in the . . . — Map (db m128522) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay
Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay KCB KBE (1883-1945) This statue commemorates Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay, the inspirational commander of the naval forces during the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940 and D-Day in 1944. He served in the tunnels below Dover . . . — Map (db m128560) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay
In Memory Of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay KCB KBE MVO 1883 — 1945 Vice Admiral Dover 1939 – 42 C-inC Allied Naval Expeditionary Force June 1944 and of those who died in the Dunkirk and Normandy operations ( back ) I . . . — Map (db m128561) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Arthur’s Hall
Arthur’s Hall 1240 This was Henry III’s Great Hall, and was remodelled as a barracks in 1745-56. — Map (db m128502) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Blériot’s 1909 Landing Site
After making the first Channel flight by aeroplane Louis Blériot landed at this spot on Sunday 25th July 1909. — Map (db m23521) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Buildings of Dover Castle
St Mary-in-Castro church was built around AD 1000, before the Norman Conquest. The pharos is a Roman lighthouse and the oldest building in the castle. The Duke of Suffolk’s Lodgings, a castle building modified for the Duke of Buckingham in . . . — Map (db m128503) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Command, Control and Communication
Command, Control and Communication This building began in 1874 as a gun battery to defend Dover from attack by enemy ships. Beginning in 1891, the battery was decommissioned and the structure adapted so that, by the First World War, it fulfilled . . . — Map (db m128518) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Dover’s defences
Dover's defences A mighty fortress There was a castle here shortly after the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066. The medieval defences visible today were built in three periods between 1179 and 1256. They evolved over the next 700 years, . . . — Map (db m128505) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Dover’s early history
Dover’s early history Long before the castle People occupied this hill over 2,000 years ago and as much as 1,200 years before Dover Castle was first built. the huge earthworks of the castle outer bailey probably began as the ramparts of an . . . — Map (db m128500) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Fighting the Enemy in the Sky
Fighting the Enemy in the Sky The First World War brought a new threat of destruction to home shores from airships and aircraft, invented just a few years earlier and recently armed. This was a terrifying development that needed a quick response, . . . — Map (db m128515) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Finding the Enemy
Finding the Enemy This tiny structure, a Position-Finding (PF) Cell, performed a major role in the period 1891-1918. It was used to pinpoint the position of enemy ships and to relay that information to the coast defence guns at Langdon Battery, 1km . . . — Map (db m128516) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Instruments of Punishment
Near This Spot Were The Town’s Instrument Of Punishment Including Stocks Pillory Whipping Post And Cage The Dover Society — Map (db m128565) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Louis Blériot 1909
Auguste Louis Blériot (b.July 1, Cambrai, France 1872; d.August 2, 1936), graduated from École Centrale Paris with a degree in engineering. At 30 he taught himself to fly in an aircraft of his own design, his skills as a pilot and designer . . . — Map (db m128568) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Market Square — Historic Dover
( west side ) Historic Dover Market Square A fair or market has been held in the Square since at least 1160, the most important being the annual St. Martin's Fair. Dover's Guildhall was built in the centre of the Square in 1605 on . . . — Map (db m128563) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Medieval Dover
Medieval Dover The heart of the medieval castle The inner bailey of the castle was built for King Henry II by his engineer, Maurice, largely between 1179 and 1199. It contained the Great Tower, which formed the ceremonial, defensive and . . . — Map (db m128504) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Old Market Hall
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United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Operation Dynamo
In Memory Of The Rescue Of Allied Forces From Dunkirk, May - June 1940 To The Rescuers Whose Courage Made It Possible And To The Rescued Who Lived To Fight Again May 2015 — Map (db m128559) WM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Ramsay: retreat and return
Ramsay: retreat and return Operation Dynamo 1940 The German attack into western Europe in May 1940 led to the allied armies rapidly retreating. By late May, the British Expeditionary Force and parts of the French and Belgian armies were trapped . . . — Map (db m128558) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Rebuilt Bank
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United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — Saluting Platform
Saluting Platform Beneath here is the Long Gun Magazine, a gunpowder magazine of c1800. This was buried in the 1930s to form this parade ground and saluting platform. — Map (db m128562) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — St. Mary’s Church and Cannon Street — Historic Dover
St. Mary’s Church and Cannon Street Historic Dover The Church of St. Mary the Virgin has been one of Dover's main parish churches for over 400 years. The building is of early Norman origin, and Norman architecture can still be seen in the lower . . . — Map (db m128567) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Dover — The Signal Platform
The Signal Platform Below you, the roof of the Port War Signal Station (PWSS) formed a signalling platform during the First World War. It was replaced in the Second World War by the roof you are standing on. Signallers on the roof sent messages . . . — Map (db m128519) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent County), Dover — Capt Matthew Webb
Born • Dawley • 1848 Died • Niagara • 1883 Swam from Dover to Calais Aug 24-25, 1875 — Map (db m132017) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent County), Dover — Charles Stewart Rolls
The first man to cross the channel and return in a single flight June 2, 1910 — Map (db m132012) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent County), Dover — Operation Fuller"The Channel Dash" — 12th February 1942
Side A During 1941, the German Battle Cruiser SCHARNHORST operated unchallenged in the Atlantic resulting in the sinking of 115,622 tons of British Merchant Shipping. Requiring maintenance it went to Brest harbour where it was joined by its . . . — Map (db m132492) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent County), Dover — The Royal Norwegian Navy
This plaque honours the men of The Royal Norwegian Navy Who operated from Dover between 1940-1945 — Map (db m132015) WM

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