Town Hall, High Street, Dover at War, 1942 Video, Kent, England, UK

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John Latter on June 17, 2007

A frame from the video/film 'Dover 1942' (alt 'Dover Front Line') showing the Town Hall on the corner of Ladywell and the High Street.

A modern view of the Town Hall, taken from further down the High Street (ie on the 'other side of the clock'), can be seen here.

Dover in World War Two: 1942 (1) is a ten minute British Ministry of Information film, released by the US Office of War Information, and narrated by the American journalist, Edward R. Murrow.

The whole video can be seen at Dover in World War Two: 1942 or choose one of the other pre-selected entry points:

Dunkirk Evacuation 0:00:40

Winston Churchill 0:01:22

The Mayor 0:05:49

Dover Town Hall 0:06:25

St Martin's Battery 'Look-A-Like' 0:07:03

Pencester Gardens 0:09:41

In 1942, Dover was in that part of Kent known as 'Hellfire Corner'.

The 5 stills/frames in this series are:

Dover Castle

Pencester Gardens

Shore Battery

Town Centre (Center)

Town Hall

(1) Original titles: Dover (1942) or Dover Front Line.

The Town Hall contains: Stone Hall, Connaught Hall, the Council Chamber and the Mayor's Parlour.

The Zeebrugge Bell (commemorating Admiral Roger Keyes' 1918 raid on Zeebrugge, Belgium) is under the white slanted housing at the 7 o'clock position relative to the clock.

A satellite view of the Town Hall.

WorldVision on October 28, 2007

Thank you for your information about that film, it was a very interesting film!!

Dover looks like a nice village with many curiosities(?)!

Worldvision

John Latter on October 28, 2007

World Vision wrote:

Thank you for your information about that film, it was a very interesting film!!

Dover looks like a nice village with many curiosities(?)!

Worldvision

You're very welcome, World Vision, and thank you for your comments.

If you like 'curiosities' then this video of a 'lost miniature castle' hidden on the cliffs of Dover may interest you.

Alternatively, still photos of the "Court's Folly" are also available.

Regards,

John Latter

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