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WESTERN APPROACHES COMMAND – LIVERPOOL’S UNKNOWN UNDERGROUND COMPLEX THAT CONTROLLED WARTIME CONVOYS

SECRET SERVICES

Liverpool’s Western Approaches Command Center,the unknown link with the Battle of the Atlantic,may be World War Two’s last remaining major secret.

By Jerome M. O’Connor

MEMBER: American Society of Journalists and Authors          

Discovering the legendary underground fortress that once controlled Britain’s part in the Battle of the Atlantic seemed unlikely.  British tourist offices in New York and London and several war museums could not verify the existence of the 100 room, 50,000 sq. ft. underground enclave.  A local man had a discouraging opinion: “It was open but they locked it and threw away the key.” Did the intelligence headquarters that so powerfully contributed to Britain’s wartime salvation exist only in memory or did it languish ignored and unheralded?

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