WWII in real time

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In short term Heydrich orders "concentration of Jews from countryside into the larger cities"- creation of ghettoes. https://t.co/64DPdRlJWI
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Gestapo director Reinhard Heydrich decrees that as to Jews, "planned overall measures (i.e., the final aim) are to be kept strictly secret". https://t.co/rjAxe02Z2Z RealTimeWWII photo
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Chiefs of Einsatzgruppen, SS death squads in Poland, today received the "Heydrich Plan", instructions for action on "the Jewish question". https://t.co/tJnHHrTPH2 RealTimeWWII photo
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Cheerful troops of the British Expeditionary Force begin their journey to France, to join French troops on the Western Front with Germany. https://t.co/jMVcC4KQRA RealTimeWWII photo
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Iron Guard flee scene of shooting into Bucharest's radio station; hijacking programme to announce the "execution" before police kill all 9.
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Gestapo-trained Iron Guard assassin Miti Dumitrescu rammed Călinescu's Cadillac, then machine-gunned Romanian PM, hitting with 20 bullets. https://t.co/eEIP1pDdUs RealTimeWWII photo

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So this evening we had a volunteer clean up event and decided to have a go at the annoyingly blocked drain pipe on the side of the guardhouse. It had stubbornly resisted drain rods and that digesty stuff that's supposed to unblock things. So tonight it was off with the security cover and a load of juggling to get the pipe off before we were able to remove all the branches and bits of other stuff that the local youths appear to have thought it amusing to shove down there. Add some leaves from the tree next to it and it was well and truly blocked.
Just need some rain now to test it properly! We also made a start on cleaning up the plant room - Henry the vacuum came out to play! But there's a lot more needed than just a quick vac.
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So this week, we dropped in to the bunker on Tuesday night as we had some whiteboards to store. As we were there we had a look at the back entrance to see how things were going with the continued attempts to break in and found that the local youths appear to have taken a liking to the anti-climb paint! If only they had the sense not to use their real names. So now we need to work out how to get the anti-climb paint off the tanking. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looks like the anti-climb paint's doing it's job. Maybe we should hang some rags up for the people trying to break in to wipe their hands on! These handprints are new, the ones round the other side are older. Let's hope they learn quickly.
And finally some bits of old (broken) crockery with interesting dates that were found outside the bunker a few years ago.
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So it turned out that the two fire extinguishers we thought lost weren't after all. I retrieved them tonight and took them for a quick photo shoot at the bunker. Thanks to Liam for looking after them for us.
No sign of our display boards though - so we'll have to find some more sometime.
Still keeping an eye on the back entrance as someone has been trying to break in again. Police have been notified.
Humidity in the bunker continues to drop, except in the front stairs where it's currently 99%, 74% in the back stairs and much lower inside. No sign of any leaks either despite the recent weather.
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Finally remembered to take a pic of the finished "window" effect. Also painted out the graffiti on the meter box.
Brought home one of the indicator bulbs and red lenses from the plant room to give them a good clean. Rather disappointingly the bulb was a neon bulb and appeared to have run out of neon as it didn't light up at all.
Also a random picture of some light-bulbs and a meter lit by a cunningly placed inspection lamp!
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