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The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There
The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There
by Sinclair McKay
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars the Social Life of Bletchley Park, 13 Oct 2010
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This book should have been titled "The SOCIAL Life of Bletchley Park." It is the fourth book I have read about the enigma code and it is the only disappointing one. It goes into very little detail of the effect of Bletchley Park's work on the Services. The only gripping part of the book for me was the information about the Russian spy. None of the other books gave that so much coverage. The conditions the staff had to put up with were trying but were nothing compared to Montgomery's tank crews for example. The best book I have read on this subject, by far, is "The Ultra Secret" byF W Winterbotham who was in regular contact with Winston Churchill, passing on the decrypts from Bletchley, so he had a better picture of events than anyone.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value for Money!, 17 Jan 2010
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Station X: The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park
Station X: The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park
by Michael Smith
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A cracking good read about something that had a great effect on our lives, 5 Dec 2009
I found this book fascinating from start to finish. The descriptions of the eccentric people who were best at solving crossword puzzles and cracking codes interested me. The book describes all fields of war in which the enigma code was used and even answers the question of whether Churchill allowed Coventry to be bombed to save disclosure of the fact that enigma had been decyphered. It also exposes the great advantage Montgomery was given in the fight against Rommel. I could almost relive the frustration the codebreakers must have felt when their decodes were not acted upon. Thankfully it doesn't go into too much detail of the code workings, the few it does give are difficult enough!


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