Codebreakers : The Inside Story of Bletchley Park, Paperback Book

Codebreakers : The Inside Story of Bletchley Park Paperback

Edited by F. H. Hinsley, Alan Stripp

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With many colourful anecdotes and vivid descriptions, this is the first authentic account of daily life at Government Communications Headquarters, Bletchley Park, the most successful intelligence agency in history.

Described by Churchill as the 'secret weapon' that 'won the war', the men and women of Bletchley Park here combine to write their story in full.

This book gives fascinating insights into recruitment and training, together with a full and accurate account of codes and ciphers and how they are broken.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages, 8 pp black and white plates, 23 figures
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780192801326



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An entertaining and exciting journey back to the world of Bletchley Park during the war. After reading so many antiseptic retellings of the story, I was very pleased to read this very personal and human account. Hinsley tells the history, but also the very engaging stories of the people who made it.