Saturday 27 October 2012

Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes documentary to be repeated

From Bletchley Park (

"Codebreakers: Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes" Sunday BBC2 8pm

This Sunday BBC2 is giving us another chance to see its excellent Timewatch programme titled 'Codebreakers: Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes', giving overdue recognition to the brilliance of Bill Tutte and Tommy Flowers.

BBC description of the programme:

A documentary that reveals the secret story behind one of the greatest intellectual feats of World War II, a feat that gave birth to the digital age. In 1943, a 24-year-old maths student and a GPO engineer combined to hack into Hitler's personal super-code machine - not Enigma but an even tougher system, which he called his 'secrets writer'. Their break turned the Battle of Kursk, powered the D-day landings and orchestrated the end of the conflict in Europe. But it was also to be used during the Cold War - which meant both men's achievements were hushed up and never officially recognised.

(With thanks to Bletchley Park)


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