TQ8813 : Royal Military Canal

taken 10 years ago, near to Cliff End, East Sussex, Great Britain

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Royal Military Canal
Royal Military Canal
The Royal Military Canal was constructed between 1804 and 1809 as a defence against a Napoleonic invasion. It is 28 miles long the other end is in Seabrook. It was rendered somewhat obsolete by the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. In fact the whole idea was ill conceived as Napoleonís army crossed almost every major river between Paris and Moscow and a fair few others besides. A minor ditch even if well defended would hardly be an obstacle for an army that could cross the English Channel. It did have an economic benefit as it has been a vital source of drainage for the Romney Marsh for 200 years.
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TQ8813, 133 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Saturday, 22 March, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8887 1336 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.3307N 0:41.0377E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8887 1336
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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