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herman2
12-18-2008, 02:11 PM
Hi Guys,
I came across this linc for some neat photos of a cold war bunker in England..The biggest in England I beleive. It's amazing!

Under a small town in the UK lies a massive city, with over 60 miles of roads.

A 35 acre subterranean Cold War City that lies 1000 feet beneath Corsham. Built in the late 50s this massive city complex was designed by Government personnel in the event of a nuclear strike. A former Bath stone quarry the city, code named Burlington, was to be the site of the main Emergency Government War Headquarters - the hub of the Country's alternative seat of power outside London.

Over a kilometre in length, and boasting over 60 miles of roads. Blast proof and completely self-sufficient the secret underground site could accommodate up to 6,000 people, in complete isolation from the outside world, for up to three months.

An underground lake and treatment plant could provide all the drinking water needed whilst 12 huge tanks could store the fuel required to keep the four massive generators, in the underground power station, running for up to three months.

Unlike most urban cities, above ground, the air within the complex could also be kept at a constant humidity and heated to around 20 degrees.

The city was also equipped with the second largest telephone exchange in Britain, a BBC studio from which the PM could address the nation and an internal Lamson Tube system that could relay messages, using compressed air, throughout the complex.

http://underground.cityofember.com/2008/07/burlington-nuclear-bunker-at-c.html

pdf27
12-18-2008, 03:57 PM
Subterranea Britannica is probably the best resource out there for that sort of thing - see http://www.subbrit.org.uk/

One thing to remember about the UK is that it is a very small country. In the event of nuclear war, the only things to survive would be those that were very deeply buried and which the Soviets didn't know about. Corsham certainly went out of use before the end of the Cold War, simply because the Soviets knew all about it.

kallinikosdrama1992
12-18-2008, 04:10 PM
Well i dont know if should post this here but i will do it . Was in Europe any bunker which was built and never used ??? A friend told me about it . I searched it but i didnt find something . If i remember right he told that the bunker was in Normandy or France somewhere

pdf27
12-18-2008, 04:13 PM
Are you thinking of Mimoyecques?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-3_cannon