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Churchill's Bunker

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'This is the room from which I will direct the war,' Churchill declared, shortly after becoming Prime Minister in 1940. It was fro... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

'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.

Vorwort
For the first time, the history of the bunker - and daily life inside it - is revealed, by bestselling historian Richard Holmes.

Autorentext
Professor Richard Holmes was one of Britain's most distinguished historians. He was Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, and he presented seven BBC TV series, including War Walks and In the Footsteps of Churchill. He was general editor of the Oxford Companion to Military History, and the author of over twenty books. He died on 30th April 2011.

Klappentext

Built in 1938 as a temporary refuge in case of air raid attack, this secret bunker became a second home to Churchill, as he conducted the war from its cramped confines. Drawing on a range of original material, including first-hand accounts of the people who lived there, Holmes reveals how and why the bunker and its war machine developed. 'A fitting memoir to the men and women who worked so hard down there over six gruelling years of war' Andrew Roberts, "Observer"



Zusammenfassung
An exploration of one of the important sites in British history, Churchill's bunker. Drawing on a range of material, including first-hand accounts of the people who lived there, it reveals how and why the bunker and its war machine developed; how the inhabitants' lives were transformed; and, how their work led to victory over Nazis.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Churchill's Bunker
Untertitel: The Secret Headquarters at the Heart of Britain's Victory
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EAN: 9781846682315
ISBN: 978-1-84668-231-5
Format: Taschenbuch
Herausgeber: Profile Books
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 272
Gewicht: 237g
Größe: H198mm x B128mm x T20mm
Jahr: 2011