WWII in real time

11 hours ago
U.S. "peace envoy" Sumner Welles flying back to America tonight, after tour of Germany, France, Italy & UK to advocate disarmament & negotiated peace. Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini & Daladier have all rejected his proposals.
15 hours ago
German newspapers describe yesterday's Luftwaffe raid on Scapa Flow- which 1 Scottish civilian & 7 sailors- as "a portent of what England may expect" from aerial bombing.
19 hours ago
French soldier Jean-Paul Sartre: "The war machine is running in neutral; 1 of the men in my unit said to me, insane hope in his eyes: 'England will climb down, no-one will fight.'"
1 day ago
Last Finnish civilians leaving Viipuri, as Soviet forces occupy the city tomorrow; 1 officer: "It was upsetting to see villages burning in battle; it is more so to leave undamaged houses for the Russians."
2 days ago
A flight of German bombers returning from attacking British fleet at Scapa Flow has accidentally hit tiny Scottish hamlet of Brig o'Waithe- James Isbister, 27, is the first British civilian killed by a German bomb. https://t.co/Zdmdjupb1Z RealTimeWWII photo
2 days ago
New German decree orders creation of licensed police-run brothels under medical supervision, "to protect Wehrmacht members against health dangers". To prevent "racial mixing", Jewish prostitutes banned.

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  • Peter Hammill says:

    I am enquiring as to whether it is possible for school groups to visit the bunker. Would appreciate a reply.



  • Cath Morris says:


    We’re going to develop some Secret Bunker boxes of artefacts for schools and community groups to borrow! Would anyone involved in the Preservation Group be interested in helping us decide what should go in these Boxes of Delight? If so please email me!

    Many thanks, Cath

  • Lucie Potter says:

    We are launching the listening trail in Blakelaw Park and Kenton Library on Thursday 8 August 2-5pm.
    Would Bunker 13 be interested in taking part – for example as for the mini fest event in May 2011, having a stall with information about the bunkers and campaign?

    Excerpts from the Local History talk at City Library given by Michael Younger, together with the walk round with John Ellis and Michael Hunsley are part of the trail. It would be fantastic if you could attend – your input has helped tremendously with the content.

    It is a fantastic opportunity to help raise the profile of Bunker 13 with the local community and we are planning for good media coverage of the event.

    I am planning a number of activities to take place in Blakelaw Park – creating a good event for people. It would be great and fitting if Bunker 13 had a presence there, especially in the run up to the memorial day of 15 August, the Hardest Day.

    I look forward to hearing from you Bunker 13!

    Best wishes, Lucie

  • Rob Milne says:

    Can you tell me when the bunker was given a grade 2 listing.

    Regards, Rob.

  • I was in the bunker in the late50s or early 60s. I was a student and had a summer job as a porter with a Necastle store that government approval/contract to a variety of jobs. One was to move a perpex board of a map of what may have been a series of rings perhaps showing possible fallout areas following a thermonuclear attack on the city. As the task of moving it (a similar size to a school black board on castors) could have been done by a six-year old. However our team of about six of us took most of the day to complete it. (HM Gov paying us. A good job well done?) With time on my hands I explored further. It seemed to be very much ready for action. The entry seemed to have a positive air pressure as you entered. The long steps down were fully illuminated as was the very large plotting room. I think there were tunnels of the main area (perhaps sleeping areas) I was unable to light them to see,and as a very very junior temp.member of the slightly over staffed team I did not chance my luck. I hope this is of interest.(Years later I put a bid in to the MOD to buy a bunker at Stannington….but that is another story)

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