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Sunday, June 2, 2018:  Churchill's War Rooms are open to the public with about an hour of waiting time.
The facility was an underground operations center, from which the British war effort was directed during World War II.
Officers discussing the next move.  Smoking a pipe was very common back then.
The (BBC) British Broadcasting Corporation remote studio at the Churchill War Rooms.  "This is London Calling."
An operator handled controls here while Churchill spoke live on the air. 
Some of the most famous words from Churchill were, "Never was so much owed by so many to so few." 
That described the actions of the Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain.  
Telephones, telephones....hundreds of messages each day during the war.
The Map Room where planners worked on strategy.
The conference room where decisions were made. 
Note the heavy steel beams above to protect against any bombs dropped by German planes during the Battle of Britain.
Equipment in this area is called Sigsaly, also known as X System, Project X, and Green Hornet, not to be confused with a
radio program of the same name at the time.  It was a voice scrambler/descrambler for secure communications back in WWII. 
Developed by Western Electric and Bell Labs in the U.S., it was installed in 1943. 
A glimpse of the electrical power room and conference center.
The original door from Churchill's residence at nearby #10 Downing Street.   His words, "I felt as if I were walking with destiny
and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this time.  I was sure I should not fail!"
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) army officer, writer, politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1940-1945.

Quote of the day:    He was quite a man.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

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