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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Guides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Simkins; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0901627283 9780901627285
OCLC Number: 56112825
Notes: Accompanied by illustrated folded sheet entitled: A guide to the Cabinet war rooms.
Description: 68 p. : ill., map ; 20 x 21 cm.
Contents: The cabinet and its role in government --
The cabinet and defence in the nineteenth century --
The Committee of Imperial Defence --
Cabinet government in the First World War --
The Chiefs of Staff Committee --
The menace of the bomber --
Planning for the protection of government --
Proposals for a central war room --
The site is selected --
The central war room takes shape --
The Munich crisis --
The approach of war --
Chamberlain's war cabinet --
The development of the war room, September 1939-May 1940 --
Churchill becomes prime minister --
The cabinet war room in the summer of 1940 --
The Blitz and the construction of the slab --
The courtyard rooms and the cabinet war room annexe --
Life in the cabinet war room 1941-1944 --
From the V-weapons offensive to victory and beyond.
Responsibility: by Peter Simkins.

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