The first Belgian to swim the Channel, Fernand du Moulin, ashore at Shakespeare Cliff 1949

BELGIAN SWIMS ENGLISH CHANNEL Fernand du Moulin from Liege, Belgium, comes ashore at the old Shakespeare Colliery near Shakespeare Cliff, between Dover and Folkestone, England, after swimming the English Channel from Cap Gris Nez, France. Various watchers timed the 34-year-old husky industrialist’s crossing at 3 hours and 57 minutes and 21 hours and 59 minutes. The official timekeeper presumably was aboard the French fishing smack which accompanied him and did not come ashore

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