Uncover Ramsgate’s fascinating history during WWII

Ramsgate, Kent

Come on a friendly invasion to Ramsgate? It’s the furthest south-east you can go, almost touching mainland Europe, with many wartime tales to tell.

Take a step back in time to discover what life was like in a network of underground tunnels, home to thousands of people during the Second World War.

The town’s Royal Harbour, the only one in England, saw a flotilla of hundreds of small vessels, to become known as the ‘little ships’, set sail to Dunkirk to aid the evacuation of troops from the beaches in Operation Dynamo. Outside Ramsgate’s Maritime Museum, you will find one of these little ships – ‘Sundowner’.

Whilst at nearby Manston see examples of WWII fighter aircraft the Spitfire and Hurricane and learn about the history of the airfield and the role it played

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RRamsgate Tunnels © Kane Guy
RRamsgate Royal Harbour © Thanet Tourism, RedSnappa.biz
LLittle Ship 'Sundowner' in Ramsgate Harbour © Thanet Tourism
LLife during WWII in Ramsgate Tunnels © Kane Guy
SSpitfire and Hurricane Museum © Thanet Tourism
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