Dover and Folkestone During the Great War, Paperback


For centuries the south coast of Kent - in particular the ports of Dover and Folkestone - have been England's front line, as her enemies have planned invasions and launched attacks from just across the Channel.

During the Great War of 1914-1918 these two towns were again vulnerable to enemy action, and they played a vital role in war effort.

As this well-researched and highly illustrated book shows, the people of the Channel Ports suffered from bombardment by air and sea.

They also played a significant role in the experience of the men who fought in the Great War.

For the humble soldier, this stretch of coastline had a personal meaning - it represented 'Blighty'.

It might be the last thing the departing Tommy would see of his country and, for a soldier returning wounded or on leave, the White Cliffs on the horizon were his first glimpse of home.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781844158423



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