For centuries the south coast of Kent - in particular the ports of Dover and Folkestone - have been England's front line, as her enemies have planned invasions and launched attacks from just across the Channel.
During the Great War of 1914-1918 these two towns were again vulnerable to enemy action, and they played a vital role in war effort.
As this well-researched and highly illustrated book shows, the people of the Channel Ports suffered from bombardment by air and sea.
They also played a significant role in the experience of the men who fought in the Great War.
For the humble soldier, this stretch of coastline had a personal meaning - it represented 'Blighty'.
It might be the last thing the departing Tommy would see of his country and, for a soldier returning wounded or on leave, the White Cliffs on the horizon were his first glimpse of home.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 16/10/2008
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781844158423