Sunday, September 30, 2018

Bletchley Park - 1940s Weekend

Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire was Britain's secret decryption establishment during World War Two. Ciphers and codes of several Axis countries were decrypted including, most importantly, those generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines.
Over the last 10 years since we first visited the site, BP has undergone great modernisation presenting now a very sophisticated audiovisual presentation and numerous high-standard reconstructed rooms in the House and Huts. I must say I preferred the decayed and altogether more atmospheric feeling of the site in 2011 (one image here but see
This weekend was 1940s theme - people, vehicles to follow.

One of the great losses is the split with the National Museum of Computing, now completely separate.  The National Museum of Computing, located on Bletchley Park, is an independent charity housing the world's largest collection of functional historic computers, including the rebuilt Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer.We decided that this would warrant a whole day's visit so will return and do just that site. 

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