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NOTES ON CAP BLANC-NEZ

South of Calais is Cap Blanc-Nez, at 132mtrs it is the highest point on the French coast and, therefore, a wonderful vantage point to see across the English Channel to England.

Many military forces made use of this point over the centuries and the Germans were no exception during WW2. There are many ruined shelters & bunkers and an Obelisk left as evidence.

At one time, there was a memorial placed to commemorate the achievements of the Dover Patrol during WW1 but this was destroyed by the occupying forces during the second great war.

The chalk cliffs are also an important nesting place for the many varied wildlife.

Sources: Wikipedia (German version) and Dover Kent England (www.doverpages.co.uk).

 

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WIKIPEDIA - Information from the French version of the web site (translated).