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Visitors look at a fossil on the chalk walls of the Fan Bay Deep Shelter within the cliffs overlooking Dover, England, on 23 July, 2015. Rediscovered in 2012, the tunnels were originally created after British Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited the area and was horrified to see enemy shipping moving freely within the Dover Strait. He subsequently ordered three anti-aircraft guns to be installed at Fan Bay. With the battery, searchlights, radar equipment and two First World War sound mirrors, a series of steel-lined tunnels were added 70 feet below the ground to house the soldiers needed to man the facility. The National Trust re-discovered the tunnels after purchasing the land in 2012 and after a major restoration project, the tunnels are now open to the public. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP via Getty Images)
Visitors look at a fossil on the chalk walls of the Fan Bay Deep Shelter within the cliffs overlooking Dover, England, on 23 July, 2015. Rediscovered in 2012, the tunnels were originally created after British Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited the area and was horrified to see enemy shipping moving freely within the Dover Strait. He subsequently ordered three anti-aircraft guns to be installed at Fan Bay. With the battery, searchlights, radar equipment and two First World War sound mirrors, a series of steel-lined tunnels were added 70 feet below the ground to house the soldiers needed to man the facility. The National Trust re-discovered the tunnels after purchasing the land in 2012 and after a major restoration project, the tunnels are now open to the public. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP via Getty Images)
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