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Great Britain Drop Redoubt Dover, Kent, 2013

silverainbow

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Well guys, this has been covered on more than one occasion, and I've visited this site on more than one of the numerous open days over previous years never been lucky enough to get any Pics due to the hoards of people all over the place, So when one very kind Barry Stewart offered me free reign of the place for a few hours obviously I happily and very gratefully took him up on his offer.​

So, For a bit of History ; :D

The Drop Redoubt is one of the two forts on Western Heights, and is linked to the other, the Citadel, by a series of dry moats (the lines). It is, arguably, the most impressive and immediately noticeable feature on Dover’s Western Heights.

The artillery at the Redoubt faced mostly inland; it was intended to attack an invading force attempting to capture Dover from the rear.

The construction of the Redoubt was in two periods: the first being from 1804-1808 during the Napoleonic Wars, and the second from 1859-1864 following the recommendations of the 1859 Royal Commission.

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Well, That's all folks, Thanks for taking a look​

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More can be found out about this fantastic Structure Here;​


 
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Shush

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Very noice looks like you had a nice day for it

 

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Got to get my butt down to Dover sometime so much to see in stunning surroundings cool pics :)

 

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Thanks for a nice bit of history..must admit to being a Dover virgin apart from my monthly fag/booze run to Belgium.

 

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Thanks for a nice bit of history..must admit to being a Dover virgin apart from my monthly fag/booze run to Belgium.
Next time you do a run Klemps allow an extra day mate ill show you a few bits !

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Great write and pics Mate

win win




(y) Scatter just noticed When Alexander Bell invented the telephone he had 3 missed calls from SK.

Lol



 
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