The Cold War is best known for the era when Western democracies were facing off with the communist Soviet empire all under the Damocles sword of possible nuclear annihilation.
That threat more than anything probably played a great influence in no nuclear annihilation taking place.
There were some close calls but the people on the nuclear decision chain (meaning, they could have lit the spark that started World War III) chose to err on the side of caution and that’s why we’re reading this right now.
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Still, the threat of nuclear Armageddon was so pervasive that it spawned a whole host of books, TV shows, movies, and games about post-apocalyptic futures. Perhaps one of the most famous games in this genre that has managed to endure throughout the years is Fallout.
And in terms of the military-industrial complex, they practically had a field day hyping up the threat of nuclear war that they churned out enough weapons to wipe out the world several times over. But with the end of the Cold War, a lot of these weapons and the installations that housed them were decommissioned.
This can be good news for you in case you’re in the market for a nuclear bunker in Great Britain, in Brundall, Norfolk, to be specific. The facility was built in 1961 and is buried 16 feet underground. It’s up for sale for $30K which is a bargain considering that housing prices in Britain are well above the $120K mark.
Of course, there is no running water, electricity, or sewer. However, it does have the main room, ventilation shafts, and a small WC room. You can enter through a fixed steel ladder that’s barred by a steel hatch.
The main benefit, of course, is that it’s built to withstand a nuclear blast. The bunker used to be operated by the Royal Observer Corps and was typically manned by three people. It was closed down in 1991.
The current owner is 37-year-old Rob Adams, from Hauxton, Cambridge. The former archivist purchased the facility in 2014 and because of its proximity to Great Yarmouth beaches, wanted to convert it into a ‘modern bunker for family vacations.’
But he spends most of his time abroad so he wants to divest himself of the property so that others who are more willing can work on it.
The father-of-one said: “When I saw it, I thought ‘I need to have that.’
“My plan was to convert it and use it as a camping place for family holidays but I spend a lot of time abroad and never did it.
“It would be nice for someone to make it something more modern and nice.
“Most of them nowadays are either flooded or vandalized so it would be good for it to be used for modern use.”