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The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The WWII Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women Who Worked There (Audiobook)

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The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The WWII Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women Who Worked There  (Audiobook)

The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The WWII Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women Who Worked There (Audiobook) By Sinclair McKay, read by Gordon Griffin
Unabridged edition 2012 | 11 hours and 45 mins | ISBN: n/a | MP3 51 kbps (vbr) | 271 MB


Bletchley Park was where one of the war’s most famous - and crucial - achievements was made: the cracking of Germany’s “Enigma” code in which its most important military communications were couched. 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.