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Obélisque à la Dover Patrol

Monument to the dead (SANGATTE)

During the Great War, the German Army prosecuted underwater operations against the military and merchant navies of the Allies in an attempt to close the shipping routes between England and France and so deprive the British forces on the Continent of supplies and reinforcements. The Dover Patrol Memorial on the French headland of Cap Blanc-Nez honours 'the glorious cooperation of the French and British Navies' whose heroic efforts kept the Strait of Dover open to Allied shipping.