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Unassuming Welsh site’s vital wartime role

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Manod Quarry today. There is little sign now (as then) that it was once housed some of Britain’s national treasures. Image courtesy of bbc.co.uk


The paintings were transported in ‘elephant cases’ to a purpose-built railway inside the bunker.

Botticelli’s Mother & Child was one of the paintings stowed away during the war.

To accommodate Van Dyck’s 3m x 3m Equestrian Portrait of Charles I, a section of the roadway to the bunker entrance had to be dug up!



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