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The Bletchley Park Codebreakers
The Bletchley Park Codebreakers | Michael Smith
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The British codebreakers at Bletchley Park are now believed to have shortened the duration of the Second World War by up to two years. During the dark days of 1941, as Britain stood almost alone against the the Nazis, this remarkable achievement seemed impossible. This extraordinary book, originally published as Action This Day, includes descriptions by some of Britain s foremost historians of the work of Bletchley Park, from the breaking ofEnigma and other wartime codes to the invention of modern computing, and its influence on Cold War codebreaking. Crucially, it features personal reminiscences and very human stories of wartime codebreaking from former Bletchley Park codebreakers themselves. This edition includes new material from one of those who was there, making The Bletchley Park Codebreakers compulsive reading.
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I just watched a documentary on my local PBS called Her Majesty‘s Secret Service. One of the segments was about Bletchley Park, and #TIL about Mavis Batey, one of the top code breakers who worked there during World War II. I looked her up, and found she lived to the age of 92, having becoming a gardening historian and campaigner for the protection of historic gardens. The whole doc was interesting but she stood out to me. #NFNov

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