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The Secret Life of Bletchley Park – The WWII Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women who Worked There

Sinclair McKay

Hardback - 978-0-845135-30-3

As the title suggests this is a book about the people who worked at Bletchley Park.

Sinclair McKay has collated the personal memories, recollections and memoirs of those people who worked at Bletchley Park during World War Two in order to help him recreate a non-technical account of their time there.

Setting this 29 Chapter compendium of edited highlights, in chronological order the author provides the reader with a brief overview of some of the people working within the confines of the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park throughout the Second World War. He picks up on the memories and recollections of the time and follows those recollections through. By referring to and providing excerpts from biographies, autobiographies and other publications he presents a plausible overview of the life and times at Bletchley Park.

This non-technical book follows the fortunes of Bletchley Park from 1938 to present day and the author integrates the memories of Bletchley Park veterans and the accounts of other authors in a candid and often blunt interpretation of life during those war years.

By selecting those accounts to help illustrate the wartime history, McKay introduces the reader to an alternative view, of amongst others, the London blitz, the Battle of the Atlantic, breaking of German Naval Enigma and the D-Day landings.

For the discerning this book serves as a basic, non technical introduction to Bletchley Park providing a general compendium of memories set under one cover presented by Sinclair McKay who supplies Notes, Index and Acknowledgements to support his research.

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