WWII in real time

45 ago
Luftwaffe now parachuting magnetic mines into the Thames Estuary. British minesweeping vessel HMS Mastiff was sunk by one today, killing 6 people. https://t.co/HdWnkqHQFh RealTimeWWII photo
2 hours ago
Dr. Besson: "I drifted for 4 hours. Then I saw a rope trailing from a British destroyer. I caught hold of it with my teeth & clung to it. Using my good arm I gradually hauled myself up. I was too weak to shout for help." His family have drowned.
2 hours ago
Dr. William Besson was aboard SS Simon Bolivar when it struck a mine this weekend. His spine damaged & arm broken in the explosion, he dived into the sea to try & save his son.
2 hours ago
4 more ships sunk today by mines in UK coastal waters, bringing weekend death-toll to 140. Germany denies mine-laying in shipping channels. https://t.co/wLvYf18NrI RealTimeWWII photo
5 hours ago
British Ministry of Agriculture has launched a new campaign, "Dig For Victory", to encourage growing food in gardens, parks & wasteland, to stave off threat of German U-boats. https://t.co/iPDHEx6y68 RealTimeWWII photo
6 hours ago
Playing fields of Eton (one of UK's oldest & most expensive schools) ploughed today as part of British "Grow-More-Food" programme to cope with wartime shortages. https://t.co/TWyGwFto92 RealTimeWWII photo

11 Group Bunker

Monday 26th July saw Bunker13 on a fact finding visit to the restored 11 Group bunker at RAF Uxbridge.

See some pics of what Bunker13 could look like one day.

Uxbridge Plotting Room

Bunker 13 has no connection with Uxbridge bunker and is unable to arrange visits to either Bunker at present.

One Response to 11 Group Bunker

  • Keith says:

    Working got the Air Ministry, my father helped design the steelwork fo many Fighter Command hangers and bunkers. I still have his official ID card dated July 1940. I have no idea though which bunkers he visited bu had di travel all over the UK including Northen Ireland. He died before bring released from the Official Secrets Act

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