By Nick McCamley
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Many are aware that Germany started to move its war industries underground late in WWII but fewer are aware that Britain recognised the bomber threat in the early 1930s. Starting as munition storage, the underground quarries at Corsham became so much more through WWII into the Cold War and is in part still in use today. This book was written to provide a comprehensive overview of the quite incredible subterranean world that lies beneath Corsham and the surrounding areas.
Recording in words and pictures, Secret Underground Corsham is an easily digestible volume that covers the history of this site from the Victorian age to the modern day. The quarrying development of the early years is explored alongside the development of the quarries for ammunition storage (and other purposes) during the Second World War. There is also detail of the construction of the Burlington bunker that would have been the heart of Britain's Cold War response should an atomic war broken out.
Secret Underground Corsham is a profusely illustrated history, of all the major features and developments of the Corsham quarries from the 1830s to the present day. Over the years many myths and urban legends have circulated regarding what exactly went on beneath Corsham - here the reader will discover that many of those legends were closer to the truth than they ever imagined.
Size: 156x 235mm, 230 pages