We all know that Winston Churchill is one of the greatest leaders in modern politics and war. One of the most amazing things about Churchill and about the London of his time is the fact that the city was literally under siege. He led London through sustained German aerial bombing known as the Blitz and managed to get the country safely through some of the most devastating attacks of the war. During this time, the country maintained many different air raid shelters. The bombings were a fact of life, and all of civil community had a part in ensuring smooth evacuation and operations during the attacks.
Because of the danger, a great deal of government business was also conducted under the ground. Churchill often worked and spoke from the Cabinet War Rooms, deep below the city. The war rooms served well during the Blitz, and protected Churchill and the rest of the senior government until the end of the war. Today, they’ve been converted into a truly amazing museum. When you enter the War Rooms, you feel as if you’ve been transported back in time. Thinking about all Churchill managed to achieve in these rooms is an amazing and humbling experience. The English clearly take pride in them as well, since the War Rooms and Churchill Museum are open to all, free of admissions fees.
Have you ever had the chance to travel to the war rooms? What was your favorite part of seeing them? Are there any other great Churchill events, displays, books, or films that you want to recommend? Talk to our community with a comment below.