WWII in real time

3 hours ago
William Shirer reports from Berlin: "This is Hitler's masterpiece. From now on, the German people will say war is the fault of the English."
3 hours ago
German radio announces that UK government has rejected Hitler's "generous offer of peace, with 95% of British Empire intact." General public reaction in Berlin: "stubborn English fools".
3 hours ago
Following rigged public referendums, Estonia, Latvia, & Lithuania have been annexed by the USSR- they are now part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
6 hours ago
Brauchitsch tells Hitler that initial research suggests German invasion of USSR will take "four to six weeks... to defeat the Russian Army", which has "fifty to seventy-five good divisions".
7 hours ago
With Britain "almost defeated", Hitler is advocating an invasion of Russia this autumn: "It will be an easy victory, compared to France." He orders General Brauchitsch to plan the attack.
7 hours ago
Hitler, to his German generals: "England's situation is hopeless. The war has been won by us. A reversal of our successes is impossible."

The Site

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The surface surrounding the bunker has changed considerably since the War. One of the major changes was the dismantling of the many Nissen Huts and water tanks that existed in the early 1940’s. The other was the erection of the DSS buildings in 1948 to house offices of the fledgling National Health Service.

The area actually on top did used to contain many shrubs and trees (as can be seen from the map) though today it is just grassed over. There is still some greenery that exists on the south side around the concrete mast plinths.

The bunker had two main entrances/exits, on the west and east side for obvious reasons (in case of attack, fire etc.).

The map below shows the site in 1948, as it was at the time.

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There was also a generator hut with surrounding blast wall (not shown on map). It could be found at the west side of the compound, close to Ponteland Road just inside the fence.

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