The Diefenbunker - LCol Dave Noble (Ret'd)

Friday, April 25, 2014

In 1958, at the height of the Cold War and the infancy of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) threat, John Diefenbaker, Canada's Prime Minister at the time, authorized the creation of close to 50 Emergency Government Headquarters (called Diefenbunkers by opposition parties) across Canada. These shelters were part of what came to be known as the Continuity of Government plan, which was meant to protect various members of government in the event of a nuclear attack. (Wikipedia)

LCol Dave Noble (Ret'd) provides an engineering perspective on the remarkable innovations in the design and construction of the Diefenbunker, many of which were firsts in Canada.