The Secret Lives of Codebreakers

The Secret Lives of Codebreakers

The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park

Book - 2012
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A remarkable look at the day-to-day life of the codebreakers whose clandestine efforts helped win World War II.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Plume, [2012]
ISBN: 9780452298712
Branch Call Number: 940.54 McKa
Characteristics: vi, 338 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Contents: Reporting for duty
1938-39: The school of codes
1939: Rounding up the brightest and the best
The house and the surrounding country
1939: How do you break the unbreakable?
1939-40: The Enigma initiation
Freezing billets and outdoor loos
1940: the first glimmers of light
1940: inspiration and intensity
1940: The coming of the bombes
1940: Enigma and the Blitz
Bletchley and the class question
1941: The Battle of the Atlantic
Food, booze and too much tea
1941: The wrens and their larks
1941: Bletchley and Churchill
Military or civilian?
1942: Grave setbacks and internal strife
The rules of attraction
1943: A very special relationship
1943: The hazards of careless talk
Bletchley and the Russians
The cultural life of Bletchley Park
1943-44: The rise of the colossus
1944-45: D-Day and the end of the war
1945 and after: The immediate aftermath
Bletchley's intellectual legacy
After Bletchley : the silence descends
The rescue of the Park


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