WWII in real time

February 27th, 2015 at 12:31am
Morell (behind Hitler) also gives Führer injections of strychnine, ground bull testicles, & "peasant stomach flora". http://t.co/G650knsVnO
February 27th, 2015 at 12:27am
Hitler's doctor, Theodor Morell, treats Führer's pain with opium, & gives him "stimulating injections" of methamphetamine every other day.
February 27th, 2015 at 12:22am
Linge: Hitler "has nervous stomach cramps, writhes in extreme agony for hours… he chews his fingernails, scratches his neck until it bleeds"
February 27th, 2015 at 12:20am
Hitler, visiting troops in USSR, is "dreadfully effected" by German catastrophes in Africa & Stalingrad. His valet Heinz Linge reports.
February 24th, 2015 at 10:33pm
For 1st time since disaster of Stalingrad, Hitler is visiting German troops in Russia, supporting new Kharkov attack. http://t.co/FigMw1EWhF

Bunker 13 – RAF Blakelaw

RAF Blakelaw was a WW2 Royal Air Force Fighter command station based at what is now Kenton Bar in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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It’s location was chosen before September 1938 and a temporary surface station was brought into use by July 1939 to coincide with the formation of 13 group which controlled fighters north of the Humber and throughout Scotland.

The permanent underground bunker was completed and became fully operational on December 3rd 1939 at 23:59hrs.

Although the site is now surrounded by new houses the Bunker still exists and is listed grade II

 The Bunker formed part of the revolutionary air defence system devised by Dowding.

This comprised an integrated air defence system which included:

  • Radar (whose potential Dowding was among the first to appreciate).

  • Human observers (including the Royal Observer Corps), who filled crucial gaps in what radar was capable of detecting at the time (the early radar systems, for example, did not provide good information on the altitude of incoming German aircraft),

  • Raid plotting

  • Radio control of aircraft.

    The whole network was tied together, in many cases, by dedicated phone links buried sufficiently deeply to provide protection against bombing. The network had its apex (and Dowding his own headquarters) at RAF Bentley Priory, a converted country house on the outskirts of London.

 

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Bunker13 Ltd is currently unable to arrange visits to the bunker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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