WHERE THE' CONTEM PTIBLES ’LANDED IN 1914 Above Boulogne harbour there now towers this figure of Britannia, thirty-five feet high. It outlooks across the harbour to the narrow strip of sea between England and France, across which came the first British soldiers in August 1914 and the mighty hosts which later swelled Britain’s Army on the Western front. It overlooks that part of the Channel which, thanks to the efforts of the Dover Patrol, was a safe and sure sea highway between England and France throughout the four years of war. Very appropriately it was unveiled by Lord Cavan at the moment when King George VIand Queen Elizabeth arrived in France 011 July 19,1938,011 their first state visit to France. Erected by the French, it stands as a lasting memorial of a great alliance.
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