Bletchley Park

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Did you know?
The code breaking activities at Bletchley Park during the second World War lead to gradual defeat of German forces. It is the belief of World War II historians that deciphering messages from the German Enigma and Lorenz played a major role in shortening the war. By 1941, the codebreakers such as Alan Turing and Tommy Flowers received adequate resources and the approval of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The codebreakers invented supercomputers the BOMBE and the Colossus, which were kept secret for a long time.

Today, Bletchley Park is a heritage site and  an educational centre.


If you are a teacher or parent living in Northwest England, you could take your students/children to visit the park. I would love to see first hand the Colossus at work. Please, do tell me about your visit in the comment section below, if you have first hand experience of codebreaking from the park. Do you think it is acceptable to spy on  other countries for security measures?


 

 

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