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22 March 2009

Find Adolf Hitler's London Headquarters

There was a time during the early 40s when it looked like the game was up for Britain. The Nazis' crushing victories in the rest of Europe made them and others think it was only a matter of time before they took control of Great Britain as well.

Thankfully, our great nation withstood the onslaught and fought back with everything we had, but this took time, and meanwhile Hitler and his henchmen were drawing up detailed plans for what they would do after they took control.

Every crazy dictator needs a headquarters and, to draw a line under what had gone before, legend has it that Hitler decided that he would make Senate House in Bloomsbury his UK seat once battle was over. Senate House is the administrative centre of the University of London but during the Second World War it became the Ministry of Information and is thought by many to have been the inspiration for the Ministry of Truth buildings in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

For more information on Senate House, visit the Wikipedia page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senate_House_(University_of_London).

Click here to see the location on a map.

^Picture from Wikipedia under Wikimedia Commons^

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