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Old Apr 8, 2012, 6:02 PM   #1
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Default WWII Artillery, DOVER

These are some of the large guns that protected the coast of
England against German invasion during WWII. As i mentioned in my other post from today, the weather was foggy and very wet so i decided to create a black and white image from one shot because i liked to backdrop and the heavy mist washed the sky out. Colour was already drained so i thought what the heck lol.

I had to morph out some horrid scaffold barrier on the first shot, but it didnt go badly. You may barely notice it (i hope) and the other one has a statue of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, the man who spearheaded the evacuation of Dunkirk known as 'Operation Dynamo'. Initially after heavy fighting pushing allied troops back across France, only 45,000 men were expected to be evacuated. Ramsay accomplished the incredible and recovered over 300,000 men back to British shores.
Afterwards, he also played a major part in the planning of D-Day.

And, as they say... The Rest Is History!

I hope you like my little trip back in time, i enjoyed it immensely.
sadly there is no photography allowed by public in the WW2 tunnels, but i will post some pictures i have taken from the site, just so you can get a taste of my experience today and share in what i have seen.

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Old Apr 8, 2012, 6:16 PM   #2
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i have seen these rooms and the atmosphere is incredible. it connects you in a very personal way, to what the men and women of the armed forces went through during ww2 http://www.dover-kent.co.uk/defence/tunnels.htm

also this interesting video is from the heritage trust, enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...FpZcm2glg&NR=1
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Old Apr 8, 2012, 6:29 PM   #3
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interesting stuff. I like this kind of stuff in b/w
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thanks gordy, glad you liked it. did you look at the links. this place is amazing. anyone able to visit here even if it means a trip, i would strongly recommend it.
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Great shots, John. I particularly like #3.
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Great and interesting series John, very educational!!
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Nice work John! I think #3 is a very well done shot.

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thanks very much Craig, Alex and jj, for your kind appreciation. 3 is also my favourite and i enjoyed working on that shot.

to see my work enjoyed by such a fine assortment of craftsmen such as yourselves is praise indeed.

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#3 is awesome! Nice shots.
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thanks billy, i appreciate your compliment
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