White Cliffs of Dover

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Why the
White Cliffs of Dover
are special

Their striking facade of the White Cliffs of  Dover has served England as a defensive barrier, a symbol of hope, and a major tourist attraction.

White Cliffs of Dover
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The cliff face extends north and south of the town of Dover. Parts are as high as a modern 30-story building. On a clear day, they can be seen from the French coast.

Natural defense

The White Cliffs of Dover is a natural defense wall against sea invasions across the channel from continental Europe. It impacted the invasion landing plans of many armies, including those of Julius Caesar and Adolph Hitler.

Famous song

This natural wonder is immortalized during World War II in the "White Cliffs of Dover" song. Click the link below to read its words and some interesting background notes about this war-time composition.

Read the song lyrics

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