The Royal Observer Corps Underground Monitoring Posts


Whilst it includes a brief history of the ROC and the considerable part it played defending Britain during WW11, this book focuses largely on the Corps post-war, and especially the bunkers built all round the country.

Initially these were built to enable it to give warning of a Russian attack, but later largely to warn of the spread of radiation after a nuclear attack. The  design of the bunkers is covered in some detail, as is their equipment. Finally decommisioned during the 1990s, many of the bunkers are also explored.

Well produced, with numerous B&W and colour photographs, this is the fascinating story of a lesser-known aspect of the UK’s defenses. 216 pages. Hardbound