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It is perhaps appropriate given the latest decision on Lebanon to remember what has been written in the past....

Yes, a very moving poem indeed - thank you. Your link reminded me of Nevil Shute's novel (and the film) On The Beach.

On one of the Aldermaston Marches a leaflet started going round about a so-called 'secret nuclear bunker'. The leaflet actually warned us that we could be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act for just having one of these leaflets in our possession! I think the bunker was at a place called Wargrave, which was close to where the march would pass. On the following day some of us broke away from the march and went to investigate - the concrete building was set a little way from the road in a wood - it was windowless and featureless except for a big iron door. After about fifteen minutes the police arrived and we were forced back to the road.

At the time (more than forty years ago now) the thought of a 'secret nuclear bunker' seemed fanciful even to most anti-nuclear demonstrators; the idea (and the demonstrators) were ridiculed in the national press and of course the existence of nuclear bunkers was vigorously denied by the government. Now you can visit nuclear bunkers for a fun day out - there's one just up the road from here.

If anyone thinks all this is off topic think again. The deceit to which the authorities and big businesses will descend is mind boggling - and that includes historical sites.

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Posted by Littlestone
29th July 2006ce

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