PADDOCK: Cabinet War Room 2

London-In-Sight Blog

“ A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

[Sir Winston Churchill]

Churchill & Generals 7 May 1945 (Ismay & Hollis standing)On a quite side street in the leafy heights of Neasden & Dollis Hill that screams suburban mediocrity, there is a door on a most non-descript brick wall that is in fact the entrance to one of WWII’s biggest secrets. For this door leads to what was intended as Churchill’s emergency Cabinet War Rooms during the war in response to the prospect that Whitehall’s war citadel was not immune from a direct hit by Hitler’s Luftwaffe. The site of Chartwell Court, 151 Brook Street was the pioneering communications research station (officially the Post Office Research and Development Station of Dollis Hill) where Tommy Flowers built Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer, before it was moved to Bletchley Park in order to aid break the Enigma code. Its conception came about…

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David Juster - Professional Photographer Specialist in all aspects of Display, Exhibitions, Conferences, PR, Award Ceremonies, and Studio. Also Volunteer coach for a junior badminton group. Personal Interests:- • Badminton • F1 • Spurs • Computers • Electro Swing • Owner of holiday home, available to rent in South of France.

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