Grand Central station’s secret basement: Learn why it was a shoot-to-kill World War II secret. (VIDEO).

This Basement Beneath Grand Central Station was a Shoot-To-Kill War Secret. Learn Why. (Video)

This Basement Beneath Grand Central Station was a Shoot-To-Kill War Secret. Learn Why. (Video)

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June 16 2015 2:29 PM

Grand Central Station’s Secret Basement

Ten stories underground, learn why the location was a prime World War II target.

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The location beneath Grand Central Station is still confidential. Discover why armed guards protected this basement during World War II, and the consequences feared if found and penetrated by saboteurs.

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