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  •  Well done! (6+ / 0-)

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    by Horace Boothroyd III on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 06:53:30 PM PDT

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    •  Well spotted Horace. (1+ / 0-)
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      Horace Boothroyd III

      There are some true elements (as well as using unphotoshopped pictures).

      There were emergency escape routes planned in the event of a nuclear (bomber) attack. There is a wide avenue of trees in Kensington Palace Gardens with a broad tarmac path which is alleged to be there for light aircraft to take off in the event of an imminent attack.

      Secret tunnels do exist on the Underground, mostly disused parts of lines that have closed. Others were built to cope with war - there's at least one under the Thames to link Whitehall with a government bunker under the Shell Centre next to Waterloo station. That building has a very large swimming pool about 3 floors below ground level which was intended to double as the water supply for the shelter. (The main center of government was to be located outside of London but these were there in the event of an evacuation not being possible)

      Finally, the Queen does use regular scheduled train and plane services as one of the links demonstrated.

      "Who stood against President Obama in 2012?" - The trivia question nobody can answer.

      by Lib Dem FoP on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 09:14:26 AM PDT

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