Le Siège Central du Gouvernement d'UrgenceIrreverently known as the "Diefenbunker," this structure is a powerful symbol of Canada's response to the Cold War. Designed in the 1950s to withstand all but a direct his by a nuclear weapon, it was intended to shelter key political and military personnel during a nuclear attack. Fortunately, it never served its intended purpose, although the Diefenbaker government made plans to retreat to its protection during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. The bunker functioned as the hub of a communications network and civil defence system until it closed in 1994.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada. |
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2014
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 417948 N 5022480|
|Decimal Degrees||45.35103333, -76.04748333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 21.062', W 76° 2.849'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 21' 3.72" N, 76° 2' 50.94" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3911-3929 5, Ottawa Ontario K0A 1L0, CA|
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