Monday, 27 July 2015

Fan Bay Deep Shelter

This photo caught my eye today. It shows a guide in the Fan Bay Deep Shelter (2015). The shelter was excavated in the white cliffs of Dover on the orders of WWII leader Sir Winston Churchill, who was horrified to see enemy shipping moving freely within the Dover Strait. He ordered three anti-aircraft guns to be installed at Fan Bay with the battery, searchlights, radar equipment and two WWI sound mirrors plus steel-lined rooms and tunnels for the soldiers who manned the complex. The National Trust bought the land in 2012 and found the tunnels. After major restoration the tunnels were opened to the public on 20 July (CLICK).


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