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Gordon Welchman: Blethcley Park's Architect of Ultra Intelligence

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This book is in very good condition, there is a crease on the back inner cover of the dust jacket and a small (5mm) tear on the dust jacket spine. All pages and the dust jacket are clean and intact. Includes black and white photographs and diagrams.

A magnificent biography which finally provides recognition to one of Bletchley's and Britain's lost heroes. Michael Smith - - The Official Secrets Act and the passing of time have prevented the Bletchley Park story from being told by many of its key participants. Here at last is a book which allows some of them to speak for the first time. Gordon Welchman was one of the Parks most important figures. Like Turing, his pioneering work was fundamental to the success of Bletchley Park and helped pave the way for the birth of the digital age. Yet, his story is largely unknown to many. His book, The Hut Six Story, was the first to reveal not only how they broke the codes, but how it was done on an industrial scale. Its publication created such a stir in GCHQ and the NSA that Welchman was forbidden to discuss the book or his wartime work with the media. - - In order to finally set the record straight, Bletchley Park historian and tour guide Joel Greenberg has drawn on Welchmans personal papers and correspondence with wartime colleagues which lay undisturbed in his sons loft for many years. Packed with fascinating new insights, including Welchmans thoughts on key Bletchley figures and the development of the Bombe machine, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the clandestine activities at Bletchley Park.

Item details

Author(s):
Greenberg, J.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.5 cm x 16.5 cm x 3cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1848327528
ISBN-13:
9781848327528
Number of pages:
286
Publisher:
Frontline Books (2014)
Title:
Gordon Welchman: Bletchley Park's Architect of Ultra Intelligence

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This book is in very good condition, there is a crease on the back inner cover of the dust jacket and a small (5mm) tear on the dust jacket spine. All pages and the dust jacket are clean and intact. Includes black and white photographs and diagrams.

A magnificent biography which finally provides recognition to one of Bletchley's and Britain's lost heroes. Michael Smith - - The Official Secrets Act and the passing of time have prevented the Bletchley Park story from being told by many of its key participants. Here at last is a book which allows some of them to speak for the first time. Gordon Welchman was one of the Parks most important figures. Like Turing, his pioneering work was fundamental to the success of Bletchley Park and helped pave the way for the birth of the digital age. Yet, his story is largely unknown to many. His book, The Hut Six Story, was the first to reveal not only how they broke the codes, but how it was done on an industrial scale. Its publication created such a stir in GCHQ and the NSA that Welchman was forbidden to discuss the book or his wartime work with the media. - - In order to finally set the record straight, Bletchley Park historian and tour guide Joel Greenberg has drawn on Welchmans personal papers and correspondence with wartime colleagues which lay undisturbed in his sons loft for many years. Packed with fascinating new insights, including Welchmans thoughts on key Bletchley figures and the development of the Bombe machine, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the clandestine activities at Bletchley Park.

Author(s):
Greenberg, J.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.5 cm x 16.5 cm x 3cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1848327528
ISBN-13:
9781848327528
Number of pages:
286
Publisher:
Frontline Books (2014)
Title:
Gordon Welchman: Bletchley Park's Architect of Ultra Intelligence

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