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May 30, 2017 - code breaking

Spent a great day at Bletchley Park where they decoded the messages during the war. This place was top secret and no one knew anything about it until 1974 (apart from the people who worked there under the Official Secrets Act) By the end of the war there were 9000 people working there. It's worth googling it and having a read of the goings on.Inside the mansion there are spectacular ceilings and woodwork. And driving under this bridge you get a good bright warning that it's low. We're staying tonight in Luton, which is reasonably close to...

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Apr 19, 2017 - Bletchley Park

Today we visited the Bletchley Park, the central site for British codebreakers during World War II. It housed the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), it regularly penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers – most importantly the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers. It is said that the intelligence produced at Bletchley shortened the war by two to four years, and that without it the outcome of the war would have been uncertain. People who worked at the site were sworn to secrecy both while they worked at Bletchley between...

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