Unearthing the secret WWII bunker in the New Forest

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  1. evangilder

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    Very interesting and educational.
    Thanks for sharing, Eric!
     
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    Good find Eric.
    In recent years, some of the 'Cold War' bunkers, designed for use by local Government organisations in case of a nuclear strike against the UK, have been opened as tourist attractions. I find it quite amusing to see, in the middle of nowhere, a brown (tourist) road sign announcing 'Secret Nuclear Bunker' - someone missed the point, using the word 'Secret' !!!
     
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    Maybe that's where those buried Spitfires got off to. :lol:
     
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    Interesting stuff! Thanks for sharing Eric.
     
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    Yep!
     
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    I love stuff like this.
     
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    I found it ironic that they said they built it so well, they couldn't tear it down and had to bury it. That is kinda the point of a bunker...
     
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    Ah ha! Love your comments and I can say, having a Cold War bunker under part of my charge - the bloody thing would have been useless as the water table, when high, still floods through the living compartment. We once put a no swimming sign down there in keeping with our warped sense of humour.
    Nice OP evanglider, I'll be watching this one.
     
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