Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Far East

The last post from England. We give back hire car & fly to Berlin tomorrow. Appropriately, the last day was spent in Dover, with the white cliffs in view & grey skies. Didn't see any bluebirds - even Nissans. Dover Castle is in great shape and dominates the town. It has been a fortification and barracks since Roman times, and was a headquarters in WW1 & 2. The evacuation of Dunkirk was directed from here, as was much of the defence of the SE of Britain.

Silhouettes on windows of Admiralty Lookout in Dover Castle, to aid watchers during WW2. France is only 21 miles away here.

Entry in Dover Castle to some of the tunnels under the white cliffs, built a few centuries ago, but extended and used as dressing station, communication centre and forward base in WW2. We went through them- walked in Winston Churchill's footsteps. Saw first aid post, repeater station, dormitory, kitchen, offices, war planning rooms etc.

Admiralty Lookout, Dover Castle

Church & Roman Lighthouse within Dover Castle

Dover from the Castle

Part of the busy Dover ferry terminal.

Ferry Terminal, town (in mist in distance), white cliffs & castle on hill. Dover in a nutshell.

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