The secret lives of codebreakers: the men and women who cracked the Enigma code at Bletchley Park

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A remarkable look at day-to-day life of the codebreakers whose clandestine efforts helped win World War II Bletchley Park looked like any other sprawling country estate. In reality, however, it was the top-secret headquarters of Britain's Government Code and Cypher School-and the site where Germany's legendary Enigma code was finally cracked. There, the nation's most brilliant mathematical minds-including Alan Turing, whose discoveries at Bletchley would fuel the birth of modern computing-toiled alongside debutantes, factory workers, and students on projects of international importance. Until now, little has been revealed about ordinary life at this extraordinary facility. Drawing on remarkable first-hand interviews, The Secret Lives of Codebreakers reveals the entertainments, pastimes, and furtive romances that helped ease the incredible pressures faced by these covert operatives as they worked to turn the tide of World War II.
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Full title secret lives of codebreakers the men and women who cracked the enigma code at bletchley park
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A remarkable look at day-to-day life of the codebreakers whose clandestine efforts helped win World War II
Bletchley Park looked like any other sprawling country estate. In reality, however, it was the top-secret headquarters of Britain's Government Code and Cypher School—and the site where Germany's legendary Enigma code was finally cracked. There, the nation's most brilliant mathematical minds—including Alan Turing, whose discoveries at Bletchley would fuel the birth of modern computing—toiled alongside debutantes, factory workers, and students on projects of international importance. Until now, little has been revealed about ordinary life at this extraordinary facility. Drawing on remarkable first-hand interviews, The Secret Lives of Codebreakers reveals the entertainments, pastimes, and furtive romances that helped ease the incredible pressures faced by these covert operatives as they worked to turn the tide of World War II.
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subject_facet Bletchley Park (Milton Keynes, England) -- History, Great Britain. -- Government Communications Headquarters -- History, World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography, World War, 1939-1945 -- Electronic intelligence -- Great Britain
title_display The secret lives of codebreakers : the men and women who cracked the Enigma code at Bletchley Park
title_full The Secret Lives of Codebreakers The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park, The secret lives of codebreakers : the men and women who cracked the Enigma code at Bletchley Park / Sinclair McKay
title_short The secret lives of codebreakers :
title_sub the men and women who cracked the Enigma code at Bletchley Park
topic_facet Cryptography, Electronic intelligence, History, Nonfiction, Politics, World War, 1939-1945