Further Info...
Further Info...
The majority of research about Bletchley Park centres on the code breaking efforts during World War II. Work at the Park laid the foundation for today's modern computers.

Most certainly, the Park is rich in telecoms history...

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In the 1940s, the covert activities at Bletchley Park were said to have shortened the war by several years as well as forming the foundations of modern communications. The following books and documentaries aim to reveal just some of the secrets of The Park and its people.

The Secrets of Bletchley Park Britain's Best Kept Secret - Ultra's Base at Bletchley Park by Ted Enever Bletchley Park People by Marion Hill Harold 'Doc' Keen and the Bletchley Park BOMBE by John Keen
Just a few of the books available about Bletchley Park and its people
There are many books available, but an easy to read and well illustrated summary of both the history and preservation of the Park up to the end of the 1990s is Ted Enever's:- "Britain's Best Kept Secret"- Ultra's Base at Bletchley Park. This revised edition moves the story on from 1994 to events up to 1999.

Bletchley Park P E O P L E by Marion Hill tells the story of the Park in great detail and is packed with recollections from civilians, servicemen and women who all played a vital role in the war effort.

Harold 'Doc' Keen and the Bletchley Park BOMBE. Code name CANTAB by John Keen. "It took an engineer of Keen's outstanding ability to translate that design (the code-breaking ideas of Alan Turing ) into a workable machine. The 'Bombe' a huge device with tens of thousands of separate parts, and 50,000 terminals for four miles of wiring."

Books and Guides

Guidebook Demistifying the Bombe by Dermot Turing
Bletchley Park: Guidebook and Demistyfying the Bombe.
The GPO and Bletchley Park
The GPO and Bletchley Park: This 84-page photobook delves into the many GPO connections with the Park, past and present, tracing the remnants of the buildings and the rebuilds of the wartime machines. 

Profits from the sale will be donated to The National Museum of Computing.
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ENIGMA (2001) The Imitation Game (2014)
Enigma (2001) "Whirls with passion, murder, femmes fatales & espionage!" Barbara Ellen -The Times.

The Imitation Game (2014) with Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing.

In 1999 'The Story of Bletchley Park' was told in four parts and screened on Channel 4 in the UK.
  • The keys to the Reich
  • The goose that laid the golden eggs.
  • The ultra secret.
  • The war of the machines.
In recent years there have been several other documentaries about The Park and its people.

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