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SHORNCLIFFE

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 1007 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SHORNCLIFFE, a military station in Kent, England, on high ground immediately north of Sandgate and 3 M. W. of Folkestone. It was first established in 1803, when Sir John Moore here trained the troops which afterwards formed the Light Division in the Peninsular War. Its position was chosen as a strategic position on the flank of the French invader who was expected at the time to descend upon the English coast.
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