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  • Delving into Kelvedon Hatch: a secret nuclear bunker

    Delving into Kelvedon Hatch: a secret nuclear bunker

    July 18th, 2014Adam Bennett
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    From 1947 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, secret bunkers sprung up across Europe in an effort to protect capitalist and communist states from potential nuclear attacks. Adam Bennett explores a secret metropolitan bunker in the Essex village of Kelvedon Hatch. During the Cold War, the prospect of a nuclear attack was…

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  • Moles and museums: exploring weird London

    Moles and museums: exploring weird London

    April 4th, 2014Adam Bennett
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    London’s wacky and unusual attractions are guaranteed to capture the imagination of those who are brave enough to find them. Adam Bennett follows the footsteps of murderers, surgeons and pathologists to discover some truly bizarre objects across the city. Grant Museum of Zoology The Grant Museum of Zoology boasts over 1000 separate species of rare…

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  • Paying respects to Lenin, Moscow

    Paying respects to Lenin, Moscow

    September 2nd, 2013Adam Bennett
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    One of Moscow’s unforgettable highlights is a visit to the father of the Russian revolution: Vladmir Lenin. Adam Bennett depicts his encounter with the dogmatic politician who was embalmed and preserved over 80 years ago. Staring into the bulletproof glass that separates me from the legendary Russian leader, I am surprised to see he’s still…

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  • Nuclear disaster: Chernobyl today

    Nuclear disaster: Chernobyl today

    July 16th, 2013Adam Bennett
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    Chernobyl and the nearby city of Pripyat have been abandoned for over 20 years. Old Soviet symbols still adorn the buildings, and textbooks remain open on desks at the local school. The worst nuclear disaster in history left 52,000 residents homeless – never to return again. Today, the site is a popular tourist attraction: enter…

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