The Resource The secret life of Bletchley Park : the WWII codebreaking centre and the men and women who worked there, Sinclair McKay, (ebook)

The secret life of Bletchley Park : the WWII codebreaking centre and the men and women who worked there, Sinclair McKay, (ebook)

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The secret life of Bletchley Park : the WWII codebreaking centre and the men and women who worked there
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The secret life of Bletchley Park
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the WWII codebreaking centre and the men and women who worked there
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Sinclair McKay
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eng
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Bletchley Park was where one of the war's most famous - and crucial - achievements was made: the cracking of Germany's "Enigma" code in which it's most important military communications were couched. This country house in the Buckinghamshire countryside was home to Britain's most brilliant mathematical brains, like Alan Turing, and the scene of immense advances in technology - indeed, the birth of modern computing. The military codes deciphered there were instrumental in turning both the Battle of the Atlantic and the war in North Africa. But, though plenty has been written about the boffins, and the codebreaking, fictional and non-fiction - from Robert Harris and Ian McEwan to Andrew Hodges' biography of Turing - what of the thousands of men and women who lived and worked there during the war? What was life like for them - an odd, secret territory between the civilian and the military? Sinclair McKay's book is the first history for the general reader of life at Bletchley Park, and an amazing compendium of memories from people now in their eighties - of skating on the frozen lake in the grounds (a depressed Angus Wilson, the novelist, once threw himself in) - of a youthful Roy Jenkins, useless at codebreaking, of the hijinks at nearby accommodation hostels - and of the implacable secrecy that meant girlfriend and boyfriend working in adjacent huts knew nothing about each other's work
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McKay, Sinclair
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940.548641
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non fiction
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  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Electronic books
  • Bletchley Park (Milton Keynes, England)
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adult
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The secret life of Bletchley Park : the WWII codebreaking centre and the men and women who worked there, Sinclair McKay, (ebook)
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9781845136833
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MWT11958039
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The secret life of Bletchley Park : the WWII codebreaking centre and the men and women who worked there, Sinclair McKay, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781845136833
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT11958039
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11958039
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MWT11958039
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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