Bletchley Park looked like any other sprawling country estate in wartime England, yet it housed Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School, where Nazi Germany's vaunted Enigma code was finally cracked. The nation's most brilliant mathematical minds (including Alan Turing, whose work at Bletchley became a cornerstone of modern computing) toiled alongside debutantes, factory workers, and students on projects of international importance. While other histories have focused on the technical aspects and strategic significance of Bletchley, Sinclair McKay portrays the quality of everyday life at this extraordinary facility—the entertainments, pastimes, and furtive romances that accompanied the pressures faced by these covert operatives."An eloquent tribute to a quite remarkable group of men and women, whose like we will not see again."—Mail On Sunday (London) 336. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The WWII ...
Publisher: Aurum. 1 Paperback(s)
Publication Date: 2011
Book Condition: New
Book Description Aurum, 2011. Book Condition: New. Bletchley Park's cracking of the Enigma code helped win the Second World War. At this isolated country house, factory workers, debutantes, students and Wrens worked alongside Britain's most brilliant minds in conditions of the utmost secrecy. Here, for the first time, they tell their stories - visits by top brass, concerts by world-class musicians, furtive romances in country lanes - and reveal the intensity of life in this extraordinary community. Bookseller Inventory # 222593