Secret Underground Cities: An Account of Some of Britain’s Subterranean Defence, Factory and Storage Sites in the Second World War by N. J. McCamley lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Military History section.
Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2007, Paperback.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Glossary; Plans;
From the cover: When war seemed inevitable in the late thirties a number of huge, complex ammunition depots were built underground. In 1940 work started on a series of vast underground aircraft engine factories. Further underground repositories were also built in the West of England and the remotest parts of Wales to protect the nations cultural treasures.
This book tells the extraordinary story of the underground factories, storage depots and treasure houses, constructed at unimaginable cost and under the most hazardous conditions. Nicholas McCamley describes the myriad technical and physical difficulties that had to be overcome and vividly conveys the urgency and importance of the work required to create these secret underground cities.
[XI] 273 pages. Index. Trade Paperback (9¼” x 6″).