BBC Radio 4, 6th April - Codebreaking veterans

Discussion in 'Top Secret' started by geoff501, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Sunday 6 April 2008 11:15-12:00 (Radio 4 FM)
    Repeated: Friday 11 April 2008 9:00-9:45 (Radio 4 FM)

    Sue MacGregor presents the series which reunites a group of people intimately involved in a moment of modern history.

    She gathers together five Bletchley Park code-breakers recruited during World War II to decrypt German messages created by the complex Enigma machine. Their success, on an unprecedented scale and against enormous odds, is said to have shortened the war by two years, but ther nature of their work remained a secret for more than three decades.

    Listen live:
    BBC - Radio 4 - The Reunion
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thanks for pointing this out, Geoff.
    I will def. be listening. Fascinating stuff.
    Once worked 'down the corridor' from someone who was rumoured to have worked on code-breaking. Never found out for sure, but I know he had toured Germany extensively and studied there before WW2. Spoke excellent German. Wish I had dared to ask, but then would he have told me ...? Sad that circumstances meant that many died before recognition of their efforts.

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