WWII in real time

2 hours ago
Churchill hopes for "Operation Lucid" to burn German invasion transports at anchor, as Spanish Armada was once burned by Sir Francis Drake's fireships: "Let's singe Mr. Hitler's moustache."
2 hours ago
2 British tankers, packed with explosive fuel, are sailing towards French coast- fire ships meant to explode in port, incinerating ships of the German invasion fleet. https://t.co/Y5ShWyJSxo RealTimeWWII photo
6 hours ago
American film magazine Look advertises upcoming Charlie Chaplin film "The Great Dictator". Might be a satire. https://t.co/LOL1JyCf2p RealTimeWWII photo
17 hours ago
After sinking Vichy French submarine Ajax (after evacuating all of its 61 crew), Anglo-French fleet is sailing away from Dakar- de Gaulle has abandoned Operation Menace.
18 hours ago
High street in English town of Esher, near London, now being sprayed with tear gas by government- to test British preparedness for poison gas attack. https://t.co/3rciqdpKtF RealTimeWWII photo
21 hours ago
Free French & British forces have spent all day trying to fight their way into Dakar harbour- alternating between swapping shellfire with Vichy French defenders & making pleas for them to join forces & fight against Germany. https://t.co/6oqcqZYDW1 RealTimeWWII photo

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3 months ago

BUNKER THIRTEEN

John Mabbitt (Principal Historic Environment Consultant at Wood Plc) delivering a fascinating presentation on the Kenton and Blakelaw Bunkers at the Tyne & Wear Archaeology Day held in the Banqueting Suite, Newcastle Civic Centre on 16th June 2018. Bunker 13 provided a significant amount of information to support John’ presentation, including a group photo which was as his last slide was used to stress the number of women who worked in the Bunker and their significant role in its operation. We also met a lady who’s mother worked in the Kenton Bunker during the war and recognised her in the photo! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

BUNKER THIRTEEN

Couple of pictures of the chaps from the RAF 100 baton relay at the bunker. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

BUNKER THIRTEEN

Trip to the bunker this evening to meet the chaps from the RAF 100 Baton relay who were finishing their cycle from RAF Spadeadam outside the bunker.
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6 months ago

BUNKER THIRTEEN

Nipped up there this morning to recover the broken pieces of tanking. There's clear evidence of impact damage to the area round the missing patch. (circled in first photo) I thought it might be possible to put the bits back together (not sure what for) but they appeared to have been pulverised after being knocked off.
On a brighter note a couple of interesting finds up on one of the cable trays in the lower corridor. A Fry's Turkish delight wrapper from the pre-decimal era and a transparency from an ROC civil defence exercise (Arcade) dating from the cold-war. The latter was rolled up in the (very) mouldy cardboard tube in the second picture.
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6 months ago

BUNKER THIRTEEN

Bit of a gap in postings on here - not a lot been happening. Stopped by the bunker last week, did the usual walk round of the outside and found that someone has decided they don't like the tanking at the back door. Anyone know how to repair this stuff? As far as I know it's called Ashphelte. Obviously as it's a listed building it will have to be repaired with the proper stuff. Just hope it doesn't let in too much water! Must go back and recover the pieces and remove the block that was, presumably, used to do the damage. ... See MoreSee Less

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