A reminder about how Vanessa Allen's story began:
For generations Dover has stood as an indomitable symbol of Britain’s freedom and independence.
The town, with its white cliffs, port and sprawling castle stood at the very edge of the nation’s frontier with the Continent.
And the website team illustrated the story with a suitably patriotic image:
'A Spitfire over the White Cliffs of Dover', says the caption.
Except it's not.
As reader Mark Burnley pointed out: that isn't Dover.
It's Beachy Head.
Which is only about 70 miles away.
And the Mail should know this as they used much the same picture in this 2008 article about Spitfires and Hurricanes flying over the East Sussex coast:
And in that earlier article, they pointed out:
Look carefully at the front of the Spitfire and you will see it says 'Poland' beneath a chequered badge. This Spitfire Mk V flew with 317 (Polish) Squadron.
So to illustrate an article full of patriotic outrage about Dover - a 'symbol of British sovereignty' - being 'sold' to the French, the Mail uses a picture of a Polish Spitfire flying over Beachy Head.