Churchill's Bunker: The Secret Headquarters at the Heart of Britain's Victory
'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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Review: Churchills BunkerUser Review - Natalia Galan - Goodreads
Not really about the CWR. I was quite disappointed to find out that it was a high level overview of Churchill's role in WWII rather than a book depicting life in the CWR. Read full review
Review: Churchills BunkerUser Review - Pamela B - Goodreads
Back in 2001 I was trudging down a London street and came upon a sign which said "Cabinet War Rooms". I'd never heard of this and wandered inside out of curiosity. What a surprise, it seems that much ... Read full review