Ep 275: Western Approaches

Ep 275: Western Approaches

There was no more important field of conflict in the Second World War than the Battle of the Atlantic. On February 17th, 1941, Western Approaches HQ opened in Liverpool to co-ordinate the Royal Navy and 15 Group Costal Command.

On its 80th anniversary Al Murray and James Holland speak to lead historian Dave Roberts to discuss the vital role played by the men and women in the underground bunker and operations room at Western Approaches HQ.

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  1. We went up to visit the Museum just before the first lockdown and saw an open day which was brilliant. It really is so atmospheric being in that map room. They even staged a reconstruction of a convoy attack which was excellent. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. For them it was clearly a labour of love.

    We found out about the Museum after reading ‘A game of birds and Wolves’ by Simon Parkin, which documents the history of the Bunker and everything associated with it. Actuually the book is little ‘clunky’ but covers the whole episode in great detail.

    Peter W

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