Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The English Channel

The English Channel

“…before forty-eight hours I was crossing the Channel…” (pg. 9)

The English Channel is a part of the Atlantic Ocean that reaches out between France and England. The Channel is roughly 350 miles long and joins with the North Sea at the east end of the Strait of Dover. The English Channel has long been important to the survival of England as it protected the island from foreign invaders. The most recent successful invasion over the Channel was William the Conqueror’s in 1066. From then, many invaders (including Napoleon and Hitler) have been deterred from attacking England because of the Channel.


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