- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Pan; Revised edition. edition (6 Feb. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0330419293
- ISBN-13: 978-0330419291
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.4 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 460,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Station X: The Code Breakers of Bletchley Park (Pan Grand Strategy) Paperback – 6 Feb 2004
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STATION X tells the true story, as it has never been told before, of the amazing achievements of the codebreakers working at Bletchley Park in the Second World War.
About the Author
Michael Smith is a defence correspondent at the Daily Telegraph
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is informative, yet fun; and when they succeed it's amazing, when they battle for days and night to crack the codes and are fully aware men are dying, they respond by working ever harder to get the job done.
You will be full of admiration for these folk who shortened the war by years not days! As Lady Hooper's poem shows, many never knew how the part they played fitted in; and this is the best book to read, from those who did know and cared, doing such a wonderful 'job'!
I can't recommended this book often or highly enough, for anyone who thinks they know how the war was won - it is required reading, and enjoyable, dry witted, and full of pathos to boot!
I have found this book interesting and enjoyable for two reasons:
- for the fact that it is written including testimonial accounts related to people who worked there at Bletchley during those years;
- made me conscious of one fact: they made a great job there savings lots of people and stopping the German dictatorship.
He wanted to explain the technicalities of complex decoding. Secondly, the story of the daily life at Bletchley Park needed to be covered. And finally; the impact of the Ultra information on the several theatres of World War II had to be explained.
Once the reader realizes that he is getting 3 books for the price of one, then Station X is a book that gives a totally new perspective on what really happened during WW II.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of several historical accounts of the incredible technical achievements of Bletchley Park in WW2 which also describes the personalities and characteristics of several of the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by colin
Bought for my husband who served in W W II. He's finding it very readable and keeps going back to it.Published on 12 Mar. 2014 by Elaine
excellent deal on time what moe3 can I ask and still trying to type enoughgt words to satisfy this thing that cannot countPublished on 12 Mar. 2014 by Michael Buckley
My husband was delighted to receive this book as his aunty worked at Bletchley during WW2. We have also visited Bletchley Park - well worth a visitPublished on 10 Jan. 2014 by C. Emery
My 12 year old received this book and has loved it. We, as a family, now know lots about Bletchley Park!Published on 28 Sept. 2013 by jimpywinky
Having been to Bletchley Park three times in the last couple of years, I thought a book on the subject would be nice to have. Read morePublished on 10 May 2013 by M Pollo