White Cliffs and Dover Castle

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On top of the hill, Dover Castle , famous among other things, for Dynamo Operation The Dunkirk evacuation, commonly known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, code-named Operation Dynamo by the British, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, between 26 May and the early hours of 3 June 1940, because the British, French and Belgian troops were cut off by the German army during the Battle of Dunkirk in the Second World War . Operation Dynamo took its name from the dynamo room in the naval headquarters below Dover Castle, which contained the dynamo that provided the building with electricity during the war. It was in this room that British Vice Admiral Bertram Ramsay planned the operation and briefed Winston Churchill as it was under way .

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Photo taken in 22-24 Lord Warden Square, Dover, Kent CT17 9EQ, UK
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  • Uploaded on November 30, 2009
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    by Mircea_RAICU
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. SP560UZ
    • Taken on 2009/01/06 14:12:07
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 16.75mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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