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Secret days : code-breaking in Bletchley Park

Author: Asa Briggs
Publisher: London : Frontline Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Bletchley Park memoir of Lord Asa Briggs will be one of the most important documents to be published in 2010. Lord Briggs has long been regarded as one of Britain's most important historians. He has never, however, written about his time at Bletchley Park. The publication, which will coincide with Lord Briggs 90th birthday, is a meticulously researched account of life in Hut Six, written by a codebreaker who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Named Person: Asa Briggs; Asa Briggs
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Asa Briggs
ISBN: 9781848326156 1848326157
OCLC Number: 745430005
Description: xix, 202 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), plan, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: BP : an introduction --
Cambridge --
Getting inside BP --
The huts ... and hut six in particular --
Two camps ... and more --
Ways of escape --
The end of the war --
Getting outside BP --
Oxford --
The Bletchley trust.
Other Titles: Code-breaking in Bletchley Park
Codebreakingint Bletchley Park
Responsibility: Asa Briggs.

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"The Bletchley Park memoir of Lord Asa Briggs will be one of the most important documents to be published in 2010. Lord Briggs has long been regarded as one of Britain's most important historians. He has never, however, written about his time at Bletchley Park. The publication, which will coincide with Lord Briggs 90th birthday, is a meticulously researched account of life in Hut Six, written by a codebreaker who worked there for five years alongside Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman. In addition to discussing the progress of the Allies'code-breaking efforts and their impact on the war, Lord Briggs considers what the Germans knew about Bletchley and how they reacted to revelatory memoirs about the Enigma machine which were not published until the 1970s. Briggs himself did not tell his wife about his wartime career until the 1970s and his parents died without ever knowing their son's contribution to the wartime effort. The book will be launched at Bletchley in May 2011, in the presence of other Hut 6 veterans and part of the proceeds will be donated to the fund to restore Hut 6 to its former glory."--Publisher's description.

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