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Deep underneath in the chalk are miles of tunnels and vaults used during the Second World War as Planning and Hospital areas.
Yes, way beneath the Castle lie secret underground tunnels, and some of them even date back to the Middle Ages. They were originally built so that the soldiers could get in and out of the Castle without being seen. During the Napoleonic wars the tunnels were extended in preparation for any invasion by the French. Seven of the tunnels could accommodate up to 2,000 troops and this was the only "Underground Barracks" ever to be built in England.
Even now in the 21st Century you can still make a visit to Dover Castle and see the underground tunnels as they were during the desperate time of the 2nd World War.
At that time there were over 600 men and women occupying them. 'Operation Dynamo' to evacuate the British and French troops from Dunkirk's beaches was co-ordinated from here. Also you can see the Command Centre from where Sir Winston Churchill was to lead the Allied Forces to victory.
..... 'Oh BOTHER', says Pooh, 'I spose eny minute you'll be suggesting I change my name to McPooh. Well I don't see why I should see! I already wear a McIntosh and I eat little Sir McErals n McErunes every now and then, and Christopher Robin even gives me gentle Sir Macs when I've bean nortie. So I'm not going any more Scottish. It's quite ernuff.'
'Hang on Pooh! Don't be too hasty', says Tigger, 'Just remember that the bees make some very good HONEY in Scotland from all the heather which grows in the Highlands.'
'Ah well then, that's qwite difrunt', says Pooh, 'Why didn't you say so be4? We mus deafnitlee have sum Scottish Carsles on the sight strate away this minit.....please can you put a fu on there for me Tigger?... before I get Scottish bees buzzing all round me?'
'Oh all right then, you silly old bear', says Tigger, 'But only cos it's you. No uther reezen'
And this is the famous "MATHEMATICAL BRIDGE" over the River Cam at Queen's College where
the great Dutch scholar Erasmus of Rotterdam
worked on the Greek text of the New Testament
during the time of Martin Luther and the Reformation.
See the following LINKS - - - -"WHERE TO GO IN BRITAIN" - also "ENJOY BRITAIN - and Scotland On-Line with its galleries of free Greeting Pics, and also the quarterly magazine "This England".
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