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The Resource The debs of Bletchley Park and other stories, Michael Smith

The debs of Bletchley Park and other stories, Michael Smith

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The debs of Bletchley Park and other stories
Title
The debs of Bletchley Park and other stories
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Michael Smith
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Summary
For Winston Churchill the men and women at Bletchley Park were 'the geese the laid the golden eggs', providing important intelligence that led to the Allied victory in the Second World War. At the peak of Bletchley's success, a total of twelve thousand people worked there of whom more than eight thousand were women. These included a former ballerina who helped to crack the Enigma Code; a debutante working for the Admiralty with a direct line to Churchill; the convent girl who operated the Bombes, the top secret machines that tested Enigma settings; and the German literature student whose codebreaking saved countless lives at D-Day. All these women were essential cogs in a very large machine, yet their stories have been kept secret. In The Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories author Michael Smith, trustee of Bletchley Park and chair of the Trust's Historical Advisory Committee, tells their tale. Through interviews with the women themselves and unique access to the Bletchley Park archives, Smith reveals how they came to be there, the lives they gave up to do 'their bit' for the war effort, and the part they played in the vital work of 'Station X'. They are an incredible set of women, and this is their story
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NJB
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1933-
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Smith, Michael
Dewey number
940.548641
Series statement
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bletchley Park (Milton Keynes, England)
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The debs of Bletchley Park and other stories, Michael Smith
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  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
44867220
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
vi, 382 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781458765321
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 44867220
  • (Sirsi) 44867220
Label
The debs of Bletchley Park and other stories, Michael Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
44867220
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
vi, 382 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781458765321
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 44867220
  • (Sirsi) 44867220

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