Winston Churchill’s Blitz bunker was not bomb-proof

Published on July 20th, 2009 | by Admin

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Apparently the bunker Winston Churchill worked out of during the Blitz was not bomb-proof…much to his annoyance.

“The PM said I had ‘sold him a pup’ in letting him think that this place is a real bomb-proof shelter, whereas it is nothing of the kind,” wrote Mr Duff.

The letter goes on to say that it is “totally impracticable to make anything of the nature of a bomb-proof dug-out within this building”.

It meant that while Nazi leader Adolf Hitler operated from headquarters encased in layers of concrete, Churchill and his staff were sleeping in rooms only 10 feet below ground.

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