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3.0 out of 5 stars
A bit disappointed, 13 Feb. 2004
I quite agree with the disappointed review by "Are-puh"
I ordered this book expecting further revelations somewhat in the same sort of vein as "Secret Nuclear Bunkers" but found instead a very dry and academic read based primarily upon declassified files detailing various forms, scribblings on bits of paper and minutes from the varying commitees meetings. The author merely made references to the odd couple of bolt holes the public in general are aware of and apart from his brief description of his visit to "Turnstile" and a very vague description of Pindar the rest of the book while slightly humorous at times struggled to hold my attention. I was expecting perhaps snippits of information on some of the facilities still in use today such as the deep level tunnel system under much of central London known as Q Whitehall or even better, revelations of why Burlington, Turnstile or whatever actually lives under Box Hill is still shrouded in secrecy even today.
While I don't regret buying this book I would advise other potential buyers to consider whether they want (in my opinion) a more explicit, revealing text such as "Cold war building for nuclear confrontation" or the afore mentioned "Secret nuclear bunkers" with more illustrations and actual photographical evidence rather than supposition.
To round up: I was disappointed with the book itself but only perhaps becauseI have been spoiled already by the wealth of information already available in other books and on the web too. It still has the depth to interest but not in quite the same league as others.