Opposition to the Channel Tunnel, 1882-1975: Identity, Island Status and Security

  title={Opposition to the Channel Tunnel, 1882-1975: Identity, Island Status and Security},
  author={Duncan Redford},
This article will discuss the defence arguments that were used to oppose the channel tunnel, the relationship between these arguments and Britain's island status, the perceptions of British insularity, together with how and possibly why these changed in the period 1882–1975. The opposition to the Channel Tunnel project, especially in the period 1880 to 1945, can provide historians with a valuable insight into the British relationship with the sea. In particular, the opposition to a channel… 
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