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On the surface, London is a buzzing metropolis. But underneath lies secret, hidden worlds, all but forgotten by the millions of people above. These places make up the countless layers of London, and each tells a unique story of the city’s past - successes and failures; victories and tragedies.
When the Romans founded settlements along the River Thames during the 1st century AD, they laid down the very first layer of one of the world’s greatest cities. Long buried pieces of the original Roman town still survive to this day – statues, walls, even an entire amphitheatre, where fierce gladiators once fought…and died for glory.
London has seen more than its fair share of death over the centuries. The terrible Plague of the 14th century killed more than half of the population in just two years; and the devastating Great Fire of London in 1666 left vast swathes of the city’s timber framed buildings in ashes. These tragic events are forever carved into London’s subterranean landscape – gruesome plague pits filled with thousands of corpses, and eerie mines excavated for the materials to rebuild the city.
But the Victorians were the true masters of the underground; from the creation of the first tunnel under a river to the foundation of one of the world’s most iconic public transport systems. While 19th century engineers believed no goal was out of reach, it often meant that the highest price was paid for by workers - many men tragically lost their lives building the wonders of the industrial age.
During the German bombing campaign of London during WWII the underground played a role of life or death. Many railway or ‘Tube’ stations were transformed into huge air raid shelters, and top secret bunkers enabled Churchill’s government to fight the war from within the city. The Prime Minister even had a private underground restroom…hidden inside? A direct hotline to the White House!
The Underground has always been the perfect place to store precious items; from the deep tunnel storage of priceless works of art during the war, to impenetrable vaults packed with silver. But the British Library stores a truly astonishing collection of nearly 1.5 million items, from modern novels to priceless historical documents, all available at the exact time a visitor wants it, whether they're coming from Notting Hill or Nantucket.
In a city as densely packed as this, sometimes the only way for a building to develop is to build down – and that's exactly what the British Museum is doing. Surrounded by 300 year old buildings and containing the wonders of human civilization, any construction work here is a perilous operation. But four new subterranean levels will breathe a new lease of life into this 260 year old institution, paving the way for the next generation.
Discover amazing hidden worlds of the past, present and future in Secrets of Underground London.
Praising that dude for digging a tunnel, the people that showed will and stupidity is the people that dug the hole you british posh bastard. Those conditions were bad, today we talk about equality and we bitch about the little things meanwhile the people only 100 years ago had a harder life than we do today. Pay those fuckers some respect and don't fucking praise the rich fuck faces only.
I remember arriving at Euston Station late one evening from Coventry having spent what seemed hours outside of London during an airaid, to be greeted by all of those people on the platform. I was seven years old.
34:50 - A parrot repeats a widespread LIE ...
Winston Churcill did not stay in London whilst it was being bombed, instead the self-confessed Zionist fled from London, leaving his staff in danger ... jump to nine minutes and three seconds to hear David Irving's account in "Churchill's War" https://youtu.be/8qAdJTHQysI ... to hear what a COWARD Churchill was. Better still watch the whole speech by David Irving.
Stalin had no bunker during WW2. There was one built in Samara, which would've become the capital of whatever was left of the USSR if Moscow fell, but Stalin never evacuated from Moscow. There was a bunker built after the war in Moscow for use in case of a nuclear strike, but that's 1950+. Stalin can be accused of many things, but cowardice isn't one of them.
Yawn. Londinistan is most certainly not the capital city of the British anymore. All it is is a money making business, screwing as much money out of tourists & foreigners it can. Very nasty place for real, British people.
Yep, although this documentary talks about The Black Death, which was England’s / Europe’s first encounter with the bubonic plague in the 1300s, it fails to mention that the Great Fire of London of 1666 purged London of the Great Plague, thus making it the last round of the bubonic plague pandemics
There is one thing that bothers me here and that is the expansion of the London Museum. As the waters rise due to global warming the levels of the Thames will rise in accordance. If you are going below the present levels of the Thames would it not be logical to assume that these areas will eventually start to flood? It seems to me that it would make more sense and be more cost effective to build storage on higher ground in the countryside where land pricing is less prohibitive than London and run public transportation to it via the existing rail system.
For those who think that rising waters is preposterous, perhaps you should visit Florida and the other Gulf States. There is evidence of rising waters everywhere and there is little that can be done to stop it. The City of St. Augustine (The oldest City in North America.) is now facing flooding far more frequently than they have in the past and it only looks to get worse as time goes on.
SHOWS THAT THE ROYAL FAMILY WAS INVOLVED IN STEALING PRICELESS HISTORY AND DESTROYED WHAT WASNT NORMAL AND GOING WITH THEIR NARRATIVE. THEY PROBABLY SMUGGLED CHILDREN THRU THOSE TUNNELS .....................I BE THE ROYAL FAMILY STILL DOES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WOULDNT BE SUPRIZED IF THEY HAVE A HUGE RITUAL SPACE UNDER LONDON FOR CHILD SACRAFICE !!!!!! THEYVE BEEN KILLING AND MOLESTING CHILDREN FOR OVER 1000 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE VATICAN IS APART OF IT TOO. THE POPE WAS BUSTED FOR RITUALS OF THE 9 CIRCLES !!!!!!! CHILD SACRIFICE !!!!! THE QUEEN MOTHER IS PRESENT EVERY ONE OF THEM TOO.......................................THE QUEEN MOTHER IS THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DIANA FOUND OUT THEIR SECRETS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY WORKED AND FUNDED AND WERE NAZIS AND ALSO CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING !!!!! ITS ALL REAL AND HAS NOW COME OUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In the interests of inclusivity, equality and diversity let's just quantify the number of women, people of colour, transgender, non- binary, homosexual, insert your chosen victim group here etc etc etc people actual made this happen. Would that be the square root of fuck all? Erm, yes it would!!!!
Some of the artifacts found down there are so rare, They've even found a remnant of the last *Trophy* West Ham F.C ever *Won* I know people will say *History* doesn't go back that far _But_ it's *True* 😀
Those bones in boxes. I wish I had the probes that would both go through time and mind probe the people who they belonged to so to obtain information of their names and their birth and death and who their parents were with all the information of them. And have time trackers on them so that I could know who they were and even what their profession was. This way, I would be down there with a sharpie labeling the boxes with all the information on them. And get a family tree put together and find their descendants and give them all the good information so that they may know their roots and such.
Really interesting video... but as a thought, I suppose with all the British History and skeletons I suppose an antidote has been created to the Black Death ?
After close to 200 Million deaths we must have covered our backs as it were ?
Antibiotics but yup "Several classes of antibiotics are effective in treating bubonic plague. These include aminoglycosides such as streptomycin and gentamicin, tetracyclines (especially doxycycline), and the fluoroquinolone ciprofloxacin." (the bubonic plague is the black death and black plague)
Vergeltungswaffen V1's on London stands for Vengeance weapons, after 3 months of Churchill bombing German cities while Germany stuck to the rules of engagement, nice one Churchill, not his family in London, neither was he... War Hero, my ass.
Great upload very enjoyable, thank you.
GERMANY STUCK TO THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT YOU BOMBED THE EAST OF LONDON TO THE GROUND, ALSO COVENTRY, INCLUDING ITS MAGNIFICENT CATHEDRAL NOTHING LEFT OF COVENTRY , LIVERPOOL , THE SOUTH COAST , SOUTHAMPTON BURNT TO THE GROUND ., FIRES RAGING FOR TWO HALF WEEKS .CAITHNESS, WREXHAM ,BIRMINGHAM , BRADFORD , ETC LET US OF COURSE NOT FORGET HOLLAND,< ROTTERDAM > BURNT TO THE GROUND FIRES RAGING FOR WEEKS , AND BY GOD YOU HAVE THE DAM NERVE TO SAY GERMANY STUCK TO RULES OF ENGAGEMENT . AND NOW POLAND WARSAW . BOMBED TILL THERE WAS NOT A BRICK LEFT A HUGE MAGNIFICENT CITY WHERE HOUSES WERE DELIBERATELY TARGETED . AND WHEN THE PEOPLE TRIED TO ESCAPE THEY WERE GUNNED DOWN BY MACHINE GUNS FROM THE PLANES THAT BOMBED THEM .
YES YOU CERTAINLY KNOW HISTORY DON,T YOU PRETENDING THE GERMANS WERE PERFECTLY GENTLEMAN WHEN IT CAME TO WAR . 6 MILLION JEWS GYPSY,S AND THE INSANE MURDERED WITH A DELIBERATE PLAN OF HATRED AND CONTEMPT. IN THE STUPID BELIEF THAT THE GERMAN PEOPLE CAME FROM A SUPERIOR RACE <THE SUMERIANS >
BOW YOUR HEAD IN SHAME AND READ HISTORY ABOUT WHAT YOU DID
YOU STARTED THE WAR BY INVADING POLAND .WE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO GO TO THEIR AID .
MY FATHER GAVE 6 YEARS OF HIS LIFE TO WW2 AND DID NOT SEE HIS FIRST BORN SON UNTIL HE WAS 4 YEARS OLD ,
HE WAS THERE AT DACHAE , COULD NEVER SPEAK OF WHAT HE SAW
YET AT THE END OF THE WAR , HE WAS MADE TO STAY IN GERMANY FOR ANOTHER 2 YEARS TO RE BUILD YOUR PORTS SO RARE WAS THE JOB HE DID ,
THE GERMAN PEOPLE WERE VERY GOOD TO HIM . BUT HE NEVER FORGOT THE HORROR OF WAR
*sigh* I have no problem with people pointing out mistakes made in programs(Lord knows they happen EVERYWHERE)but making it personal is ridiculous. Saying things like that is just evidence of a personal prejudice that is both irrational and ugly. People in glass houses and all that.....
I am an American who loves and respects his British cousins - like most Americans we are highly fond of our former enemies, and now, most valuable allies. You do not hear Americans criticizing the British about their language or their culture or their eating habits or their intelligence levels... yet in every single comments section on a youtube video you will see comment after comment after comment of some British twat who has to make a snide remark about the intelligence of Americans or the eating habits of Americans or this or that... what's with the inferiority complex, we speak the same language and live by pretty much the same laws and have a very similar way of life and culture - many of us have ancestry dating back to England itself. There's a million and one things I could say about the British and their way of life and their repulsive personal hygiene and I could ask if anyone in England ever cleans their home etc etc but what's the point of that, can't we just all get along, fellow English speakers, in a world where violent radical religions are out to destroy English speakers? I prob answered my own question... =/
The dumbass at 14:30 probably just got spooked and ran out into the dark and smashed himself against a wall or pillar or something. The guy in the previous scene literally said that it's pitch black, with only one small light source, sensory deprivation can set in down there pretty easily.
The fact London has been there for over 2000 years and England hasn't been invaded for 1000 years makes it unique in world capital cities. There is so much history from Celtic Bronze/ Iron Age artefacts found in the River Thames to Roman tombs and temples discovered every time someone digs new foundations in The City. Medieval architecture/ plague pits lol The first modern sewage system in the world built in 1870 and still working without fault and guaranteed for a 1000 years. The first and longest subway/underground railway in the world. The most exiting city in the world with 1000s of songs, plays, books and films made about it. As Samuel Johnson said: When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life. ps I'm a Londoner so just a little bias :)
A long and lavish programme, but it missed an awful lot of subterranean London, not least of which was Mr Basalgette's great contribution - the mighty London sewage system. An absence that's quite unforgivable. Then there is the Eisenhower Centre between Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street, another WW2 deep bunker intended for `Ike' (now used as a private archive storage facility). Of course, there's Brunel's Rotherhithe Tunnel and the Blackwall Tunnels, the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, the Royal Mail Tunnel and a host of other troglodytic delights. Thanks for sharing it with us, but no cigar for the makers.
Great documentary, however a few things don't add up:
When building the tunnel, at 20:51 it is mentioned that the lavish dinner party was held in November 1827, which is before the flood of the tunnel in January 1828, when the workers drowned (mentioned at 20:15) - so how could the reason to convince people to carry on with the project be before the tragedy that caused the doubts? Also, separate question - how the hell did they empty the tunnel of water once it got flooded? Generally fascinating stuff!
Learning how to draw cartoon animals from the farm is not such a difficult task! Weve grown up surrounded by them! Farm animals are everywhere: In blockbuster movies, childs books, greeting cards. their shapes and images are printed in our minds!
In this section, I will show you how to determine what are the physical uniqueness of each animal and how to work with them. Then, you can practice drawing each cartoon character using basic shapes.
You will have the opportunity to make nice illustrations, practice sketching and cartooning using short easy lessons and complete your creation using a drawing software to create vector art if you want to! Cartoon drawing is really fun once you get into it!
Dont be afraid to try until you get it right. This method is really simple, but requires practice and observation. So, sit back and relax. Learn how to draw animals from the farm and start your journey on a good note!
Lets try s few basic characters to get started! :)
A cute turkey to begin with.
In this first tutorial, you can learn how to draw a fun turkey mostly made from small rectangles and large circular shapes. The posture of the character is really interesting. Not only is it easier to draw than a front version, but its also easier to add some perspective (as we can see with the legs). The fact that we just need to draw one wing is also interesting.
Most of these cartoon animals are not filled with complex textures or digital effects. In this case, the subject is filled with plain colors and only a few basic details (inside the tail) were added.
A nice turtle also from a side view.