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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:13 am 
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I had to drive back from Nuremberg today, and happened to get back into Dover around sunset.
I always try to visit the Battle Of Britain Memorial whenever I'm passing, so this seemed a perfect way to break up a 14 hour journey.

I've spent a lot of my time reading up on this period of history, and I always get a feeling here that I've never experienced anywhere else.
I guess being able to put faces to some of the names on the memorial wall brings it home more.

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I found this the most moving. A small, personal tribute, placed right on the cliff edge, hidden amoungst the long grass and looking out to sea.

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This really is a must visit if passing through the Dover area 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:39 am 
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Wow. Dont know anything about this but inclined to find out now. Looks very nice and serene - i think the memorial is really quite nice.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:47 am 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Wow. Dont know anything about this but inclined to find out now. Looks very nice and serene - i think the memorial is really quite nice.


It's fantastic. Look at it on google earth for a good overview.
Some real thought went into this, and I'm sure it'll be there for a very long time


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:45 am 
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That's just up the road from me. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:32 pm 
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looks beautifull!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:08 pm 
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Nice pics....and a nice place to reflect on stuff.. 8)


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