Bletchley 1945: a place where nearly 10,000 people would contribute decisively to the Allied war effort. Their role? To decode the Enigma cypher used by the Germans for high-level communications. It is an astonishing story. A melting pot of Oxbridge dons, maverick oddballs and more regular citizens worked night and day at Station X, as Bletchley Park was known, to derive intelligence information from German coded messages. That they succeeded, despite military scepticism, is testament to an indomitable spirit that wrenched British intelligence into the modern age, as the Second World War segued into the Cold War.
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Great story spoilt by performance
The story of Bletchley Park is so fascinating that any history of the accomplishments is worth reading. Highly recommended.
There really is no "star" in the book. Everyone contributed in their own way.
The reading was very disappointing. Whether it was the fault of the performer or his direction is difficult to say. Although the various accents were commendable, the need to read the quotes in a conversational mode lead to very uneven sentences and some very uncalled for pauses.
Neither! It is a factual book of which the history is only now being detailed.
Wonderful story that could benefit from being re-recorded.