Dover Castle and Castle Street in World War II, Kent, England, United Kingdom

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1940: Note the suspended street lighting and the optician's legend of "National Eye Service" around the clock on the right. Junction with Maison Dieu Road at top, Castle Hill Road on far side; above are Laureston Place and Victoria Park houses. Dover Castle with Peverell's Gateway on the skyline. A Second World War Urban Dover, Victorian Architecture, and History photograph.

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John Latter on February 11, 2013

See a ten minute British Ministry of Information video film, released by the US Office of War Information and narrated by the American journalist, Edward R. Murrow, at:

Dover in World War Two: 1942

Dover Castle is a Listed Building, English Heritage site, and Scheduled Ancient Monument (see other tags on the right).

A favourite tower:

Rare view of Peverell Gateway, Western Outer Curtain Wall, Dover Castle

A classic view:

Constable’s Gateway, Entrance to the Key of the Kingdom, Dover Castle

The Late Georgian and Early Victorian Castle Street was built between 1830-1835, but had no access to the Market Square (behind the viewer) until 1836-1837. See a modern day view at:

Sunshine after Rain, Castle Street, Dover, Kent, England


The Market Square and Castle Street, Dover, Kent, England, UK

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John Latter on February 11, 2013

There are five still photos taken from the 1942 Dover Frontline film beginning at:

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

They're not very good quality, though - so be warned and don't even think of asking for your money back (that's a joke by the way!)

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  • Uploaded on February 11, 2013
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    by John Latter
    • Taken on 2009/09/08 13:16:51