The History of the Channel Tunnel

The History of the Channel Tunnel

The Political, Economic and Engineering History of an Heroic Railway Project

Hardback236pp Illustrated243x172mm

9781526712998     Product Code: 511776

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The first scheme to join Britain and France by an undersea tunnel was proposed to Napoleon in 1806 and serious attempts were made to make a start later in the century. First outlining these precursors, this history of the Channel Tunnel goes on to describe the political and economic tangles that beset the 20th-century project as well as reviewing the considerable engineering achievements and the fortunes of the tunnel since completion in 1994.

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