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An interesting insight
on 5 January 2008
Unfortunately you don't learn a great deal about Bletchley Park in this volume, but you do get to feel you have a nodding acquaintance with some of the key players.
By its nature a book like this (memoirs of someone working there from some thirty years on) is going to be sketchy and anecdotal, and very far from being complete, but as an interesting adjunct to all the other works which document this crucial aspect of WWII it's worthwhile.
The author's style is self-deprecatory in places, almost apologetic, but a sense of his love for the whole episode shines through.
Get this if you're a serious historian, borrow it if you're interest is merely casual, but read it anyway.