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London World War II Walks. The brink of war

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September 3rd 1939 is the 80th anniversary of Britain declaring war on Germany and the beginning of World War II. This was the war that nobody wanted. Germany had invaded Poland on the 1st September and the Blitzkrieg had began. In this walk we will here how London prepared for the expected aerial bombing. We will walk along a number central London’s most famous streets and hear how the Nations treasures were either moved from London or hidden in underground stations. We will hear how the Blackout killed 600 civilians a month in 1939 before the Luftwaffe even took to the air. We will also hear about Operation Pied Piper and relocation of 3.5 million people from civilians from the cities. Our walk will conclude at the entrance to Downing Street where from the Cabinet Room Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced to the nation ‘Consequently this country is at war with Germany’

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Stop At: Whitehall, Government London, London SW1A 2BX England

The major government buildings where the planning for war was taking place. Downing Street. St James Park, Palace of Westminster

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Professional Guide
  • English speaking guide

  • Entry/Admission - Whitehall

Departure Point
9 Embankment Pl, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6NN, UK

Departure Time
11:00 AM

2 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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