The Polish Embassy, London, UK
September 12th, 2018
X,Y & Z: THE REAL STORY OF HOW ENIGMA WAS BROKEN
The Polish Abbassador, Dr Arkady Rzegocki, opened the evening by reading a letter from the Polish President Andrzej Duda thanking him for his efforts to honour the achievements of Polish codebreakers in deciphering the Enigma code.
Dermot Turing’s book draws on Polish and French sources, some of which have only recently been released to tell the story of the Polish codebreakers and their contribution to cracking Enigma. Speaking during the event, Dermot Turing pays tribute to their work, which gave his uncle, Alan Turing, such an advantage at the beginning of WWII.
I am thrilled to be launching my new book at the Polish Embassy. Without the work of Polish mathematicians and engineers, the codebreakers at Bletchley Park would have started World War Two on the back foot. It was because the Polish Military Intelligence service shared its most closely-guarded secrets in July 1939 that Bletchley Park, and Alan Turing, were given a head start.
The panel discussion, featuring Tony Comer from the GCHQ, Gordon Corera from the BBC, Nathalie Genet-Rouffiac from the French Ministry of Defence, as well as moderator Jakub Krupa from the Polish Press Agency, also highlighted the importance of the cooperation among the intelligence services of Poland, France and Britain. A message that is still relevant today.
You can watch the highlights of the evening here or click on the link below to get your own copy of the book.
Click on the image below to get your own copy of X,Y & Z.