The Tunnels of Darwin
Darwin was a major battleground in World War Two. Allied forces relied on Darwin as a staging ground to protect Australiasia from Japan. Drawin Harbour's fuels storage tanks were bombed in February 1942 and the city was bombed 64 times by the time the war ended. A series of concrete tunnels were constructed under the city - tough infrastructure construction in the wet tropics. The tunnels were lined with steel forming large tanks to store jet fuel for allied forces.
The tunnels were top-secret until 1992 when they were turned into tourist attractions for the 50th anniversary of the defence of Darwin. This is tunnel number six - 77 metres long, still fully lined with steel. Another tunnel had its floor removed for tourists to walk through a dark museum of Darwin's waterfront history.
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