Dover Sector 1914-18 and 1939-45

Author(s): Antony Firth

This project provides a ‘landscape’ approach to understanding the marine area of the Dover Sector in the First and Second World War. The Dover Sector is considered to extend between the coast of Kent from Dungeness to Foreness Point in England, across to the coast of the Continent from Le Touquet near Etaples in France to Westkapelle in the Netherlands. A study area that encompasses continental marine areas is adopted to understand and present the significance of heritage assets that lie within English waters within their wider landscape. It also recognises that there are many UK-related wrecks in continental waters that played an integral role in the operation of the Dover Sector in both conflicts. The study sets out an extensive series of recommendations on the significance, survival and trajectory of heritage assets associated with the Dover Sector; on the potential of additional sources of data for record enhancement; and on engaging stakeholders and increasing public awareness.

Report Number:
Maritime First World War Second World War Marine


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