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"'Superb... Holmes vividly recaptures what it was like to work in Churchill's bunker, the fabulous highs and dispiriting lows... a fitting memorial to the men and women who worked so hard down there over six gruelling years of war.' Andrew Roberts, Observer 'Bright and fascinating... it illuminates the underground warren of sunless rooms where Churchill's staff functioned below blackened London streets' John Lukacs, author of Five Days in London 'Vivid and compelling' Professor Sir Lawrence Freeman"

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For the first time, the history of the bunker - and daily life inside it - is revealed, by bestselling historian Richard Holmes.

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Professor Richard Holmes is one of Britain's most distinguished historians. He is Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, and he has presented seven BBC TV series, including War Walks and In the Footsteps of Churchill. He was general editor of the Oxford Companion to Military History, and is the author of over twenty books.

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Superb ... Holmes vividly recaptures what it was like to work in Churchill's bunker, the fabulous highs and dispiriting lows ... a fitting memorial to the men and women who worked so hard down there over six gruelling years of war -- Andrew Roberts * Observer *
Bright and fascinating ... it illuminates the underground warren of sunless rooms where Churchill's staff functioned below blackened London streets -- John Lukacs * Five Days in London *
Vivid and compelling -- Professor Sir Lawrence Freeman
Holmes accomplishes much in little space. He gives a readable and cogent description...He successfully recreates the atmosphere of the place -- Geiffrey Best * History Today *
Fascinating -- Tim Newark * Tine Out London *

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