The History of The Channel Tunnel

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

Nicholas Faith

Date Published :
August 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
32 color illustrations
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526712998

Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 240


The Channel Tunnel, has been one of histories most protracted and at times acrimonious, construction projects.

From the paranoia of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when there was a fear that foreign hordes would rush through the tunnel and invade Britain, to the lethargic attempts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, its a miracle, that this great feat of Engineering, was ever constructed at all.

Nicholas Faith, has delved into the archives and researched the fascinating truth about this project, that took so long to authorise and construct.

The author has found material in the archives, both in Britain and abroad, that has not been previously published or seen, outside a closed group of people.

About The Author

Nicholas Faith, is a well respected author and journalist, who has been writing books and articles for over forty years, including a book on Classic Trucks and the World the Railways Made, a history of the social changes, that came about because of the invention of railways.

His latest book, Building the Channel Tunnel, looks at the social and political, history of this long and protracted construction project, from the early 1800s to the opening of the tunnel in the 1980s.

Highlights/Good historical coverage, interesting historic illustrations, in-depth political and economic facts, newly researched factual material, political and social anecdotal stories.

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