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Report - Wentworth D-Day Control Bunker - October 2008

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Heracles, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Heracles

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    Visited with Tucker.

    I think most of you guys know about this place pretty well, but for those who don't... it has quite an interesting history.

    Used as a signals HQ by the 21st Army Group in the days leading up to D-Day, the bunker was constructed for Sir Alan Brooke, Commander in Chief Home Forces, for use in the event of an invasion in 1940.

    The design of the bunker mirrors that of the proposed Whitehall tunnels, which were intended to provided protected accomodation. The Whitehall scheme fell through, however, after the government found it to be too ambitious.

    Wentworth house, which was also requisitioned for military use, was handed back at the end of the war and all military use of the bunker came to an end.

    Another interesting quirk is that the cast iron tubes that comprise the tunnels, were taken from London Transport stock...

    The air is still quite bad inside, due to the bunker having been closed up for so long.

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    #1 Heracles, Nov 24, 2008
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