skip to content
The secret listeners : how the Y service intercepted German codes for Bletchley Park Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The secret listeners : how the Y service intercepted German codes for Bletchley Park

Author: Sinclair McKay
Publisher: London : Aurum, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
'The Secret Listeners' tells the story of the usually very young men and women who were sent to farflung outposts to locate and monitor endless streams of radio traffic around the clock and transcribe its Morse code at a speed few have ever managed since. Without them, the Allies would have learnt nothing of the enemy's military intentions.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sinclair McKay
ISBN: 9781845137632 1845137639
OCLC Number: 798411243
Description: 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Tuning in to the enemy --
2. Reporting for special duties --
3. The human computors --
4. The listeners at large --
5. The Blitz and the ghost voices --
6. Heat, sand and ashes --
7. A world wide web of intelligence --
8. Feuds, farce and panic --
9. Wilder shores and secret missions --
10. This is no holiday camp --
11. Storms in the desert --
12. Rommel and the art of dirty tricks --
13. No so quiet on the domestic front --
14. Life-long friendships were forged --
15. By the sleepy lagoon --
16. Foreboding and frustration --
17. Witnesses to different worlds --
18. D-Day and after --
19. The end and the beginning --
20. The legacy of the listeners.
Responsibility: Sinclair McKay.

Abstract:

Behind the celebrated code-breaking at Bletchley Park lies another secret.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'As McKay argues in this well-told story, the Y Service has been "sadly and curiously" uncelebrated. Yet were it not for all those encoded messages relayed with such care, the codebreakers at Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/798411243> # The secret listeners : how the Y service intercepted German codes for Bletchley Park
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "798411243" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Topic/weltkrieg> ; # Weltkrieg
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/940.548641/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Topic/abhordienst> ; # Abhördienst
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Event/1939_1945> ; # 1939-1945
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Topic/secret_service> ; # Secret service
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Place/great_britain> ; # Great Britain.
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/131354118> ; # Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Y Service.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Place/grossbritannien> ; # Großbritannien
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Organization/great_britain_royal_air_force_y_service> ; # Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Y Service.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1180924> ; # World War (1939-1945)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Topic/world_war_1939_1945_secret_service_great_britain> ; # World War, 1939-1945--Secret service--Great Britain
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Topic/funkaufklarung> ; # Funkaufklärung
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Topic/world_war_1939_1945> ; # World War, 1939-1945
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/24052731> ; # Sinclair McKay
    schema:datePublished "2012" ;
    schema:description "'The Secret Listeners' tells the story of the usually very young men and women who were sent to farflung outposts to locate and monitor endless streams of radio traffic around the clock and transcribe its Morse code at a speed few have ever managed since. Without them, the Allies would have learnt nothing of the enemy's military intentions."@en ;
    schema:description "1. Tuning in to the enemy -- 2. Reporting for special duties -- 3. The human computors -- 4. The listeners at large -- 5. The Blitz and the ghost voices -- 6. Heat, sand and ashes -- 7. A world wide web of intelligence -- 8. Feuds, farce and panic -- 9. Wilder shores and secret missions -- 10. This is no holiday camp -- 11. Storms in the desert -- 12. Rommel and the art of dirty tricks -- 13. No so quiet on the domestic front -- 14. Life-long friendships were forged -- 15. By the sleepy lagoon -- 16. Foreboding and frustration -- 17. Witnesses to different worlds -- 18. D-Day and after -- 19. The end and the beginning -- 20. The legacy of the listeners."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1190090104> ;
    schema:genre "Personal narratives"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The secret listeners : how the Y service intercepted German codes for Bletchley Park"@en ;
    schema:productID "798411243" ;
    schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=serviceetdoc_library=BVB01etdoc_number=025399223etline_number=0001etfunc_code=DB_RECORDSetservice_type=MEDIA> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781845137632> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB265417> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/798411243> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Organization/great_britain_royal_air_force_y_service> # Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Y Service.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Y Service." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Place/great_britain> # Great Britain.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Great Britain." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Place/grossbritannien> # Großbritannien
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Großbritannien" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Topic/world_war_1939_1945> # World War, 1939-1945
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World War, 1939-1945"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1190090104#Topic/world_war_1939_1945_secret_service_great_britain> # World War, 1939-1945--Secret service--Great Britain
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World War, 1939-1945--Secret service--Great Britain"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1180924> # World War (1939-1945)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "World War (1939-1945)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/131354118> # Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Y Service.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Y Service." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/24052731> # Sinclair McKay
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "McKay" ;
    schema:givenName "Sinclair" ;
    schema:name "Sinclair McKay" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781845137632>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1845137639" ;
    schema:isbn "9781845137632" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/798411243>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/798411243> ; # The secret listeners : how the Y service intercepted German codes for Bletchley Park
    schema:dateModified "2019-09-11" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.