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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33, No. 6 6 May 1970

This Base Will Self Destruct in Ten Seconds . .

This Base Will Self Destruct in Ten Seconds . . .

A final note on Mount John worthy of some consideration. It has already been indicated that COC Headquarters, a likely target of espionage or first phase attack, are buried beneath a mountain and are capable of continuing operations for thirty days after being sealed off from the outside world. Mount John, it would seem, is also capable of existing independent of New Zealand support. A diesel generator and special water supply ensure this. In addition, rumour originating from those who assisted with Mount John construction, has it that the floor of the communications room had built into it demolition or immolation devices so that, according to Canta, it could be destroyed if its security were about to be compromised. Owen Wilkes noted a manual entitled Emergency Destruction Plan on a desk in the operations room.