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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Engineer secretly saved London from World War Two floods

An engineer secretly saved London from drowning more than 100 times during World War Two.
Sir Thomas Pierson Frank secretly fixed flood defences along the Thames which had been damaged by intense bombing raids.
Gustav Milne, an archaeologist from the Museum of London, and Clive Cockerton from the Institution of Civil Engineers describe what he did.
Footage courtesy of Pathe and the Institution of Civil Engineers.

A disused Second World War bunker large enough to accommodate up to 8,000 people is being let by Transport for London.
The deep-level air-raid shelter lies 100 feet below ground in south London, and is one of eight built beneath the capital during the war.
Newsnight's Stephen Smith arranged a viewing.

From BBC News

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