WWII in real time

14 hours ago
At Potsdam conference, UK represented by both Churchill & Labour leader Atlee, as either could be PM- election result unknown until 26 July. https://t.co/ne9dclqHoS RealTimeWWII photo
14 hours ago
At Potsdam conference, Truman & Churchill send warning to Japan: US patience "rapidly running out", surrender or face "virtual destruction".
1 day ago
Australian, Dutch & US troops on Borneo break Japanese resistance at Balikpapan, last garrison on island; jungle still full of guerrillas. https://t.co/qHZfkO6osK RealTimeWWII photo
3 days ago
Japan's govt. increasingly desperate to hear Allied peace terms- to keep USSR, currently neutral, out of war & stop devastating US bombing.
4 days ago
Japanese foreign minister Togo orders Moscow ambassador to ask surrender terms: "we are secretly giving consideration to termination of war"
4 days ago
Ammo depot explosions shatter windows, collapse buildings in nearby Halifax- but city evacuated, sparing death toll of 1917 explosion (2000) https://t.co/Mjl1UjfJ8Q RealTimeWWII photo

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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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Finally got round to replacing the rechargeable inspection lamp that got stolen from the bunker last year with two rather nice ones from Aldi. Rechargeable and you can join them together for proper Jedi stuff! Rather bright too. Used them to light the reassembly of the repaired dehumidifier - and then wander round lighting things up. Note what we think is the original colour scheme in the toilet.
Sawn off power cables in the last picture.
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Had a volunteers clean up day today, poorly attended due to it being the day Newcastle United were to win the league and go back to the premiership as champions. Lesson learned. The few that were there did get some useful work done. Much "stuff" was taken downstairs from the guardhouse to be stored in the bunker itself.
One thing I decided would be a good idea to make the guardhouse look slightly less abandoned was to paint the window grilles to look like windows. Decided that the two either side of the ffront door would be the best place to start so gout out the masking tape and black paint and painted in the fake window panes. Will go back next week and add the fake window frames in white.
The pictures give some idea but I'm sure it will look better with the "frames".
Also running repairs to a failed dehumidifier were carried out and it's now running well again. Not sure what happened to it though so will need an eye kept on it!
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Just happened to be visiting Uxbridge bunker today and these louvres were being chucked out! As we are missing several they were chucked in my boot and will be winging their way to bunker 13 shortly! ... See MoreSee Less

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