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The hidden history of Bletchley Park : a social and organisational history, 1939-1945

Author: Christopher Smith; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bletchley Park is typically described as a 'unique' institution, a conclusion derived from the eccentricities of its most celebrated staff members, its perceived egalitarian and collegiate working environment, and the extreme secrecy surrounding its activities. Yet contrary to this popular image of Bletchley Park, the agency developed over the course of the war into a highly regimented, highly professional -- and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Christopher, 1986-
Hidden history of Bletchley Park
(DLC) 2015015176
(OCoLC)908146133
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Smith; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9781137484932 1137484934
OCLC Number: 921252143
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
1. The Organisation of the Government Code and Cypher School --
2. Recruitment at GC&CS: 1919-1945 --
3. On-duty Life at the Government Code and Cypher School --
4. The Administration of Off-Duty Life and Staff Welfare --
5. Off-Duty Life: Staff Experience --
6. Bletchley Park and its Impact on the Local Community --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Christopher Smith, Aberystwyth University, UK.

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This book is a 'hidden' history of Bletchley Park during the Second World War, which explores the agency from a social and gendered perspective. It examines themes such as: the experience of wartime  Read more...

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