It was early one autumn evening in 1940, as the Luftwaffe’s bombs fell on London overhead, when Mr G. Cole-Deacon finally got the call. Cole-Deacon, the secretary of the Railway Executive Committee, had half expected it to come. A few hours earlier, whilst sitting in the office of his own design deep beneath the streets of Britain’s capital city, he had received a highly unusual visit from a senior Cabinet minister. Ever since then he’d been waiting for the phone to ring. ...
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