Anti-Submarine Nets, North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover, United Kingdom

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John Latter on July 22, 2009

Anti-submarine nets on the hillside above the North Entrance of the Napoleonic defenses embedded into the Western Heights, Dover UK.

I originally thought these were the cables used to operate the drawbridge section of the Inner Bridge. After posting in the Dover Western Heights - North Entrance thread of the Kent History Forum, however, it now appears that they are probably World War One anti-submarine nets moved to the Western Heights during WW2. Dunno why, though :)

Click to see another view of the anti-submarine nets.

At the other end of the tunnel there is a Guard Room: click to see a view of the chimney stack above the Guard Room and a view of the chimney stack from a different angle.

I've also recently uploaded a photo of the air or ventilation shaft where it emerges on the surface from the tunnel beneath (about half-way along its length).

There is also a video of the North Entrance which has been split into two to meet YouTube requirements:

Video of the North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover (Part 1)

Video of the North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover (Part 2)

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  • Uploaded on July 22, 2009
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2009/07/21 11:10:13
    • Exposure: 0.077s (1/13)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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