Drop Redoubt - Western Heights, Dover

Drop Redoubt - Western Heights, Dover

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The Drop Redoubt is one of the two forts on Western Heights, and is linked to the other, the Citadel, by a series of dry moats (the lines). It is, arguably, the most impressive and immediately noticeable feature on Dover’s Western Heights. The artillery at the Redoubt faced mostly inland – it was intended to attack an invading force attempting to capture Dover from the rear. The construction of the Redoubt was in two periods – the first being from 1804-1808 during the Napoleonic Wars, and the second from 1859-1864 following the recommendations of the 1859 Royal Commission. www.dover-western-heights.org
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