Map of the Cinque Ports (Victorian engraving)
An old map of the Cinque Ports, which are five historic ports on the south-eastern corner of Kent, England. The Confederation of Cinque Ports (Cinque is pronounced asinka) was originally formed for trade and military purposes but now exists as a mainly ceremonial organisation. The original Ports were Hastings, New Romney, Hythe, Dover and Sandwich, though when Romney silted up, Rye became one of the Ports. From aOur Own Country: Descriptive, Historical, Pictoriala published by Cassell & Co Ltd, 1885.
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Channel tunnel. Historical artwork of a tunnel beneath the English Channel through which Napoleon's troops are moving to invade England. The possibility of a tunnel under the Channel was first put to Napoleon in 1802. This cartoon was drawn in 1804, after the resumption of war between England and France in 1803. The French are also attacking by sea and by hot air balloon (the Channel was first crossed by hot air balloon in 1785). The English defence includes ships and men flying from kites with rifles. A semaphore system is operating from telegraph towers on the French side. From La Telegraphie Historique by Alexis Belloc (1888).
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Aerial image of entrance to The Channel Tunnel (Chunnel) (Eurotunnel), beneath the English Channel
Aerial image of entrance to The Channel Tunnel (Chunnel) (Eurotunnel), beneath the English Channel, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Europe
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