Postcard Pick: The Secrets of Bletchley Park


A friend in London recently posted this to me after she visited the famous Bletchley Park in Buckinhamshire, England. It is widely recognized today that Bletchley Park was a secret facility used by the British government to code and decode German messages during WWII and was instrumental in winning the war. I am a big WWII history buff, especially when it comes to the techniques intelligence services utilized during the war. So, I still kick myself for not making a trip out to Bletchley Park to see the museum of the former codebreaker school, when I lived in the U.K. It’s definitely on the list of places to visit next time I am in southern England. The picture above is of an Enigma cipher machine, used by codebreakers at Bletchley Park during WWII to decode German messages. On a side note, I am excited to see the new film “The Imitation Game” which is about Alan Turing and Bletchley Park!


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