Protect and survive

What would Britain’s leaders have done in the event of thermonuclear war? Hightailed it to deep protection – have a look at this fascinating Guardian article on the Corsham bunker, drawing extensively on the work of my colleague Prof Peter Hennessy. Of course, if they’d relied on Britain’s railway network to get them there (one of the reasons for choosing Corsham was the rail link to London) they’d have ended up stuck somewhere outside Reading, owing to fallout on the line.

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