The Secret Life of Bletchley Park

The Secret Life of Bletchley Park

The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 | Unabridged edition.
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This country house in the Buckinghamshire countryside was home to Britain's most brilliant mathematical brains, like Alan Turing, and the scene of immense advances in technology - indeed, the birth of modern computing. The military codes deciphered there were instrumental in turning both the Battle of the Atlantic and the war in North Africa. Plenty has been written about the boffins, and the code breaking, fictional and non-fiction. Sinclair McKay's book is the first history for the general listener of life at Bletchley Park, and an amazing compendium of memories from people now in their 80s - of skating on the frozen lake in the grounds, of a youthful Roy Jenkins, useless at code breaking, of the hijinks at nearby accommodation hostels - and of the implacable secrecy that meant girlfriend and boyfriend working in adjacent huts knew nothing about each other's work.
Publisher: [Melbourne, Vic.] :, Bolinda/Audible Audio,, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged edition.
Characteristics: sound files.
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