Beachy Head - Channel Crossing

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Reference WMO/285203


Watch Tower

South Downs Way

Beachy Head Road

Beachy Head

BN20 7NY


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Lettering: Incised
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A grey tablet with plain edges. The upper half shows a map of the south-east of England, the Channel and north-eastern France showing significant towns and the route taken by two canoes. The lower half has the inscription in English and French above the names.
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Left column: This plaque commemorates the heroic crossing/ of the Channel in canoes on September 16th 1941/ by 5 young men from Picardie in order to continue/ their fight against Nazism/ A tribute from Fort-Mahon Plague town to:// Right column: Cette plaque rappelle l'héroïque traversée/ de la Manche en canoes le 16 Septembre 1941/ par 5 jeunes Picards dans le but de poursuivre/ leur combat contre le Nazisme / Hommage de la ville de Fort-Mahon Plage à:// (Names)

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