Amazing restoration of history! I just might have to visit, but for another reason as well… I recently FOUND a Civil Defense Canada shoulder bag from what appears to be early 1950’s, complete with the first aid supplies, and some different sized magazines (empty of course!), two of which are stamped with the initials “BW” and “K.I.” (as I have spelled them is as I see them.) I tried to do an online search, but no pictures look identical or even close to mine, so I’d like to know a little more information about this item.
I remember my Army Cadet Unit, the 19th Alberta Dragoons, being taken on a tour of this bunker around 1977 or 1978, when I was a lad of 16 or 17, when the bunker was still active. I remember going down a very long winding staircase that I think must of taken us down at least 10 stories and maybe as much as 20 or more stories to an area not much bigger than my house. I remember seeing workspaces, a small kitchen, and I think a sleeping areas with bunk beds. One thing that sticks in my mind from this tour of over 45 years ago, was seeing large bookshelves full of paperback novels that I guess was there to give the people in the bunker something to occupy their minds when not at work until conditions outside the bunker became safe after a nuclear strike. Thankfully this bunker never had to be used for this purpose.
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