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The Secret Listeners : The Men and Women Posted Across the World to Intercept the German Codes for Bletchley Park, Paperback / softback Book

The Secret Listeners : The Men and Women Posted Across the World to Intercept the German Codes for Bletchley Park Paperback / softback

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Behind the celebrated code-breaking at Bletchley Park lies another secret...The men and women of the ' Y' (for Wireless' ) Service were sent out across the world to run listening stations from Gibraltar to Cairo, intercepting the German military's encrypted messages for decoding back at the now-famous Bletchley Park mansion.

Such wartime postings were life-changing adventures - travel out by flying boat or Indian railways, snakes in filing cabinets and heat so intense the perspiration ran into your shoes - but many of the secret listeners found lifelong romance in their far-flung corner of the world.

Now, drawing on dozens of interviews with surviving veterans, Sinclair McKay tells their remarkable story at last.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781781310793

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