Southern Highland News

America’s bizarre cold war secret

By David Ellis
Updated November 13 2012 - 10:11pm, first published July 13 2011 - 1:44am
Sealed-off: 25-tonne steel door to seal The Bunker off from the world outside.
Sealed-off: 25-tonne steel door to seal The Bunker off from the world outside.
Greenbrier Resort - America’s oldest and most luxurious… and home to clandestine Cold War secret. Photos courtesy Greenbrier Resort
Greenbrier Resort - America’s oldest and most luxurious… and home to clandestine Cold War secret. Photos courtesy Greenbrier Resort
The Bunker’s own telephone exchange to the outside world. Photos courtesy Greenbrier Resort
The Bunker’s own telephone exchange to the outside world. Photos courtesy Greenbrier Resort
Emergency rations for 1100 Senators, Representatives, senior aides and technical support teams.
Emergency rations for 1100 Senators, Representatives, senior aides and technical support teams.

GUESTS staying at America’s oldest and most luxurious resort during the Cold War era from the 1960s to ‘90s, had no idea they were cavorting above a bizarre subterranean world that could have come straight out of James Bond, Hollywood’s Dr Strangelove or maybe even TV’s M*A*S*H.

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