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Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

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Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

If there is one iconic place that itself epitomises a great English icon during a defining moment of his career, it is the Cabinet War Rooms in London. Located in a secret underground bunker beneath the Treasury, it was from here, in the perilous days of 1940, that the new prime minister, Winston Churchill, commenced the epic fight back against the Nazis. Upon surveying the room proposed for Cabinet meetings in May 1940, Churchill announced 'This is the room from which I will direct the war'. Simple and unglamorous, utilitarian and humble, it exemplifies the qualities of modesty, endurance and tenacity so valued by the English. It was from here that Churchill rallied the people of these islands to defend England against the German forces massed in Europe and to play their part in Britain’s ‘finest hour’.

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