Churchill's Bunker : The Secret Headquarters at the Heart of Britain's Victory, Paperback Book

Churchill's Bunker : The Secret Headquarters at the Heart of Britain's Victory Paperback

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'This is the room from which I will direct the war,' Churchill declared, shortly after becoming Prime Minister in 1940.

It was from these cramped confines that Churchill turned a seemingly inevitable defeat at the hands of the Nazis into a famous victory.

Built in 1938 as a temporary refuge in case of air raid attack, this secret bunker became a second home to Churchill - and to large numbers of military personnel and civil servants whose work until now has been largely unsung.

Drawing on a fascinating range of original material, including newly available first-hand accounts of the people who lived there, Holmes reveals how and why the bunker and its war machine developed; how the inhabitants' lives were transformed; and how their work led to victory.

Elegant and illuminating, Churchill's Bunker is a unique exploration of one of the most important sites in British history.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 16 page mono plate section
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781846682315

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