WWII in real time

6 hours ago
After 3 days of delay & pleas from German commanders, Hitler has rescinded the "halt order" instructing German tanks to wait for infantry to catch up- panzers can surge into Flanders. https://t.co/j3DuGcD8Os RealTimeWWII photo
6 hours ago
11.30PM Bill arrives at Augusta's house on bike: "Get your things. You're British now. This is the only way you can be safe." Disguised as a soldier in steel helmet & greatcoat, Augusta is smuggled aboard an army truck.
7 hours ago
One British soldier ordered to evacuate from Dunkirk is Bill Hersey, who married a French girl, Augusta, 2 months ago. Bill's Captain tells him "Go & get her."
7 hours ago
Calais has fallen; French, Belgian & British troops surrendering. Germans amazed how few British remain in the Citadel: "You fought with great courage." https://t.co/3kcF1u2Fxv RealTimeWWII photo
8 hours ago
Churchill: If Britain can get peace & independence by surrendering some land "I would be happy to get out of our present difficulties." Several British ministers favour deal with Hitler.
9 hours ago
British War Cabinet now discussing negotiated peace with Germany, which Mussolini has offered to arrange. Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax wants to give in.

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2 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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2 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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5 months ago

BUNKER THIRTEEN

Some interesting reading for Christmas. 3 boxed volumes about the Royal Air Force 1939 - 1945. ... See MoreSee Less

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7 months ago

BUNKER THIRTEEN

And finally - the windows at the rear entrance have been bricked up so next time someone manages to get the steel shutter open they'll be greeted by a solid brick wall! ... See MoreSee Less

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8 months ago

BUNKER THIRTEEN

Finally got some new tubes for our lights so we should be able to see in the bunker again. We're working on getting some sort of glass in the guardhouse windows too. Would be nice to keep the weather out this winter - as long as the local youths don't smash it all.
Looks like someone tried to set fire to the place too - luckily there's nothing flammable there.
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