Cracking the Luftwaffe Codes

The Secrets of Bletchley Park

Gwen Watkins

Bletchley Park, or 'Station X', was home to the most famous code breakers of World War II. However, nothing until now has been written on the German Air Section. Former WAAF Gwen Watkins brings to life this division. She details her interview, methods for cracking codes, and the day-to-day routine and decommissioning of her section.
Date Published :
February 2013
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
8 pages of plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781848326828
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 7.5 X 4.75 inches
-
+
In stock
$24.95

Overview
-

’An intriguing page-turning and personal account of that most secretive of wartime institutions, Bletchley Park, and of the often eccentric people who helped to win the war’ – Beryl Bainbridge

Bletchley Park, or 'Station X', was home to the most famous code breakers of the Second World War. The 19th-century mansion was the key center for cracking German, Italian and Japanese codes, providing the allies with vital information. After the war, many intercepts, traffic-slips and paperwork were burned (allegedly at Churchill's behest). The truth about Bletchley was not revealed until F. Winterbotham's The Ultra Secret was published in 1974.

However, nothing until now has been written on the German Air Section. In Cracking the Luftwaffe Codes, former WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Air Force) Gwen Watkins brings to life the reality of this crucial division.

In a highly informative, lyrical account, she details her eventful interview, eventual appointment at the 'the biggest lunatic asylum in Britain', methods for cracking codes, the day-to-day routine and decommissioning of her section.

More from this publisher