- Old Master
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For me, the best bit was the extraordinary Georgian canalside military/government complex at Weedon in Northants. Though these days, it would seem a bit daft putting the head of state (the King) in a nice house right next to warehouses stuffed to the ceilings with high explosives.
Which was apparently the plan, had Bonaparte invaded and forced the British government to retreat north.
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The "Chain Home" interwar radar towers were ignored, but the sound detection mirrors, that led no where, were emphasised.
Why not a programme to each war, two invasions for the price of one?.
The actual invasion of the Channel Islands, and the huge overground / underground building by the Germans there seemed to pass by. Is it British Isles = England.
After all the construction implications of WWII in relation to airfields alone could have warranted a show to itself. The sheer scale of the building by the UK, and by the US forces, even in terms of impact of concrete on the landscape or of employment could have been treated.
Still better than nothing.
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