What was once, one of the most secret places on earth now lies abandoned within the radioactive Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. One of the first videos from our week long filming trip.
At the break up of the Soviet Union Ukraine was left with many Missile Launch Silos such as this, most are now full of concrete, but this one remains as a museum. It is identical to the ones in Russia today which still contain missiles targeted at the west.
The second of two civil defence bunkers we managed to find our way into. Its amazing what is down here and all pretty easy to see in this video as the electricity was still on in this bunker so we switched the lights on.
A very rare opportunity to see inside a secret Soviet Civil Defence bunker situated beneath a key part of Kiev’s public transport network. In the event of a nuclear attack by Britain or the USA the dated equipment in these bunkers (which is still present and working) would be used to track civilian casualties and damage on the surface. Today the bunkers which are still owned by the government, officially form part of the countries civil defence planning, ironically they are now more likely to be used to protect Ukraine from Russia than from the West. Can you believe what has been left inside when they were mothballed?
A rare opportunity to see inside Soviet era civil defence bunkers under the streets of Kiev that are still officially in use, but which have hardly been touched since the break up of the Soviet Union and the end of the cold war.
Whilst doing some drone filming in Normandy for a documentary on Pegasus bridge we had some time off and put it to good use looking for disused World War II bunkers on the Normandy beaches.