|Cabinet War Rooms, London|
My Guardian review of Churchill's Bunker by Richard Holmes can be read here. And there really is a vast tunnel network under Whitehall called . . . Pindar.
In other odd news, I nearly fell off my chair whilst reading Private Eye (Eye 1291) yesterday evening. It pointed out that Hugh Tomlinson QC, "the barrister to go to if you want a gagging order" – whose clients include Sir Fred Goodwin and Ryan Giggs among others – is the same Hugh Tomlinson who translated Gilles Deleuze's Nietzsche and Philosophy and Dialogues and the book on Kant – or, as the Eye puts it, "Tomlinson used to earn a crust translating impenetrable works of philosophy by the French 'Niezscheo[sic]-structuralist' Gilles Deleuze." How extraordinary. Can this really be true?