Built a City Out of Sight
An underground 'city' which has taken
thousands of men seven years to construct houses Britain's
biggest ammunition dump. Details are secret but it can be
said that the stocks are of incredible size.
bomb-proof 'city' has barracks, offices, a telephone exchange,
electric lifts, and an air conditioning plant. There is a
duplicate electricity generating plant big enough to provide
power and light for a city above ground.
There are fourteen miles of conveyor
belts for carrying shells from the main entrances to the storage
The nerve centre of this vast arsenal,
the telephone exchange, is staffed by members of the ATS.
One of them, Lance-Corporal Edna Bullin, has been working
there for two years and likes it. 'You forget there is an
outside world,' she said.
They constructed so many tunnels that
the officer in charge says it took him three months to learn
his way about.
Mail, November 1943
Second World War Secret Bunkers
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