White Cliffs of Dover: WWII Symbol

“…When the dawn comes up there’ll be bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover tomorrow, just you wait and see There’ll be love and laughter and peace ever after tomorrow when the world is free…”

Anyone over a certain age will immediately recognize those lyrics being from a famous Vera Lynn song appropriately named White Cliffs of Dover. For those unfamiliar with British World War II history in the Battle of Britain, British and German aircrafts had been fighting over the cliffs of Dover.

The white cliffs of Dover became iconic for there striking chalk facade & as they were seen by many as the boarder to mainland Europe. It is said that on a clear day, the cliffs are visible from the French coastline. Though I can’t say whether this is true or not, you can definitely see France from the edge of the cliffs.

At a time when Nazi Germany had conquered much of Europe and was bombing Britain, Vera Lynn’s song gave soldiers in war & their families left behind hope that peace will soon come over the iconic landscape.

Many people visit the Dover cliffs for different reasons but you definitely leave with something more than what you came for.

Have you ever been to the White Cliffs of Dover?

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