WWII in real time

11 ago
Not as impressive as the end of the last war, when German submarine U-118 washed up on the beach in Hastings, UK. It had surrendered & was being towed through Channel when a storm blew it onto shore. https://t.co/setrPNfspf RealTimeWWII photo
22 ago
Beachcombing is booming in Britain, after cases of food, pencils & a piano were found washed up on the Dorset coast- wreckage from German submarine attacks on shipping in the Channel.
5 hours ago
Hitler, finally listening to advice from German generals, has cancelled this month's planned German invasion of Belgium, Netherlands & France; he cites bad weather & the possible leak of invasion plans last week.
19 hours ago
Allied with pro-Nazi German American Bund & anti-Semitic preacher Father Charles Coughlin, the Christian Front sees "Red" (Communist) Jews as greatest threat to America. https://t.co/qLTryP8L3K RealTimeWWII photo
20 hours ago
17 men, members of the American anti-Semitic organisation the Christian Front, have been arrested in New York with a cache of weapons, accused by FBI of plotting to bomb Jewish sites & to overthrow the US government in a fascist coup. https://t.co/mwrG8YN1Kn RealTimeWWII photo
23 hours ago
Wilhelm Reich, Austrian psychoanalyst who fled to New York to escape Nazis, writes in his diary: "This war is getting wilder all the time... The human race has simply gone mad. Things are going to go completely berserk." https://t.co/uKB0D1DweN RealTimeWWII photo

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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.

    Thanks

    Peter

  • Cath Morris says:

    Hi

    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:

    Hi
    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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