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The Guardian Underground Telephone Exchange

Brook, R and Dodge, M (2014) The Guardian Underground Telephone Exchange. Lancashire & Cheshire Antiquarian Society Transactions, 108. pp. 20-55. ISSN 0950-4699


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The first academic paper to address the nature of Cold War telecommunications networks in the built environment. Building upon the successful Infra_MANC exhibition and within a growing area of research concerning infrastructures this paper uses extensive archival research to explore the historic geographies of the Cold War in Manchester and the socio-cultural impact of 'secret' tunnels under the city.

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