The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park

The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park book cover

At Bletchley Park, some of Britain’s most talented mathematicians, linguists, and intellectuals were assembled to break Nazi codes. Kept secret for nearly thirty years, we have now come to realise the crucial role that these codebreakers played in the Allied victory in World War II.

This illustrated account provides unique insight into the behind-the-scenes action at Bletchley Park. Discover how brilliant and eccentric individuals such as Dilly Knox, Alan Turing and Joan Clarke were recruited, the social life that grew up around the park, and how they dealt with the ever-present burden of secrecy.

Including a foreword by Professor Christopher Andrew of Cambridge University, author of MI5’s official history The Defence of the Realmthis book brings to life the stories of the men and women who toiled day and night to crack the seemingly unbreakable enigma code.

Turing writes on codebreaking with understandable authority and compelling panache.

Michael Smith, bestselling author of Station X

…… a brisk, highly readable account of BP and the men and women who worked there.

Jonathan Beard, Michigan War Studies Review, July 2020


The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park, Radio Reverb
22nd April, 2020. The podcast of this radio interview can be listened to or downloaded here.

The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park, The WW2 Podcast, 1st June 2020. The podcast of this interview is available here.

Alan Turing and the Hidden Heroes of Bletchley Park: A Conversation with Sir John Dermot Turing, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, USA, June 24th, 2020.

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