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Interesting report with pretty geological maps indicate that the Island we call Britain got cut off from what we know as France and Belgium by a catastrophic waterfall and flood that broke through what we now call the Straits of Dover as the ice that covered Northern Europe was beginning to melt, and sea levels were much lower than today.

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Here is the link

By the way, if the weather is fairly clear, it’s easy to see the famous White Cliffs of Dover from the French side (for example, at Cap Gris-Nez).

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