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Superficial and error-strewn,
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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 (Paperback)
BP is subject of almost inexhaustible interest to me but this is a very poor book on the subject.
Aside from the fact that the book pretty much just repeats the work of others (and does a terrible job of referencing them) it is absolutely chock full of mistakes. Others have pointed out some of the worst but, in my opinion, the worst howler is on pg 192, where McKay says Fasson and Grazier won the Victoria cross. This is not true, they won the George cross as they were in eligible to win the VC, which can only be won for actions performed under enemy fire. To me this sums up Mckay's hasty and poorly-researched book.