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Bletchley Park was where one of the war’ s most famous – and crucial – achievements was made: the cracking of Germany’ s “Enigma” code in which its most important military communications were couched. This country house in the Buckinghamshire countryside was home to Britain’ s most brilliant mathematical brains, like Alan Turing, and the scene of immense advances in technology – indeed, the birth of modern computing. The military codes deciphered there were instrumental in turning both the Battle of the Atlantic and the war in North Africa.
Sinclair McKay ist ein britischer Literaturkritiker bei Zeitungen und der Autor unterschiedlicher Sachbücher. “KeMcKay’s book is an eloquent tribute to a quite remarkable group of men and women, whose like we will not see again.” (Mail On Sunday) (529 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 372 Seiten noch günstig?
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A refugee from Belgium, a Scottish debutante, a Jewish 14-year-old, and a factory worker from Northamptonshire – the Bletchley Girls confound stereotypes. But they all have one common bond, the war and their highly confidential part in it. In the middle of the night, hunched over meaningless pieces of paper, tending mind-blowing machines, sitting listening for hours on end, theirs was invariably confusing, monotonous and meticulous work, about which they could not breathe a word.By meeting and talking to these fascinating female secret-keepers who are still alive today, Tessa Dunlop captures their extraordinary journeys into an adult world of war, secrecy, love and loss.
Tessa Dunlop ist eine britische Historikerin mit Beiträgen im Fernsehen, Radio und Zeitungen und historischen Sachbüchern. “Dunlop is engaging in her personal approach. Her obvious feminine empathy with the venerable ladies she spoke to gives her book an immediacy and intimacy.” (Daily Mail) (118 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 352 Seiten noch günstig?
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According to Winston Churchill, Alan Turing made the single biggest contribution to the Allied victory over Nazi Germany with his code-breaking machine. The world is also indebted to Turing’s genius for the modern computer. It was clear that Turing had a remarkable mind from an early age. He taught himself to read in just three weeks. At his first school, the headmistress said, ‚I have had clever and hardworking boys, but Alan has genius.‘ In 1954, he was found dead, poisoned by an apple laced with cyanide.
Nigel Cawthorne ist ein überaus umtriebiger britischer Autor von Sachbüchern und Romanen. “This is a well written book that provides a detailed account of Turing’s life and accomplishments. It provides detailed, but understandable, descriptions of the operation of the Enigma machine and the ingenious means employed to break it. (Leser) (75 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 128 Seiten noch günstig?