The Debs Of Bletchley Park

byMichael Smith

Paperback | November 3, 2015

The Debs Of Bletchley Park by Michael Smith
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For Winston Churchill the men and women at Bletchley Park were ‘the geese the laid the golden eggs', providing important intelligence that led to the Allied victory in the Second World War.

At the peak of Bletchley's success, a total of twelve thousand people worked there of whom more than eight thousand were women. These included a former ballerina who helped to crack the Enigma Code; a debutante working for the Admiralty with a direct line to Churchill; the convent girl who operated the Bombes, the top secret machines that tested Enigma settings; and the German literature student whose codebreaking saved countless lives at D-Day.

All these women were essential cogs in a very large machine, yet their stories have been kept secret.

InThe Debs of Bletchley Parkauthor Michael Smith, trustee of Bletchley Park and chair of the Trust's Historical Advisory Committee, tells their tale. Through interviews with the women themselves and unique access to the Bletchley Park archives, Smith reveals how they came to be there, the lives they gave up to do ‘their bit' for the war effort, and the part they played in the vital work of ‘Station X'.

They are an incredible set of women, and this is their story.

Title:The Debs Of Bletchley ParkFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.75 inPublished:November 3, 2015Publisher:Aurum PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1781313881

ISBN - 13:9781781313886

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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