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Bletchley Park de-cyphered !,
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This review is from: The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There (Hardcover)
This book is rivetting. I know we've all been told quite a bit about Bletchley Park since the wraps were removed, but this book makes one realise how absolutely extraordinary a place it was; and how amazingly extraordinary were the girls and boys, men and women who worked there. It is wonderfully human in its descriptions of personalities and is better than any novel I have ever read set in this period and a similar background. It shows how beautifully English-amateurish and ad hoc was the setting up and gathering of suitable personnel; and how very well-chosen and suitable they all were ! Doubt it would be allowed to happen today ! And how much we owe them all can never ever be calculated. I'm so glad this has been written and published whilst so many of them are able to receive this salute to their loyalty and commitment. We owe them our un-dying gratitude....literally !
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Initial post: 11 Mar 2014 12:51:22 GMT
Yes, I think new readers might be surprised to discover how hard analysts worked,sometimes deep into the night, to crack a code which might seem totally without solution.How they overcame frustration after frustration, set backs and misgivings, unable even to tell their families about their work, risking injury even to their physical and mental health for the common good.I take my hat off to them.
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