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Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park is the historic site of secret British codebreaking activities during WWII. It is the birthplace of modern computing. Winston Churchill described the Codebreakers as "The geese who laid the golden egg but never cackled." Here you wil...Show More

1:04:31 | Aug 10th

August 2019    In earlier episodes this year we have concentrated on the preparations for, and the events of D-Day itself, the 6th of June. However D-Day was only the beginning of the Normandy Campaign.   The Allies had to face an enemy determined to...Show More

1:00:31 | Jul 23rd

July 2019    Most people now know of the work carried out by Tommy Flowers and his team that ultimately led to the design and construction of ‘Colossus’, the world’s first large-scale electronic digital computer. Flowers worked for the General Post O...Show More
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1:02:16 | Jul 9th

July 2019    In this It Happened Here episode we leave the invasion of Western Europe and return to the hard fought battles of the Italian Campaign.   Since first invading in September 1943, Italy had been anything but the “soft underbelly” that Chur...Show More

48:01 | Jun 20th

June 2019    On June the 6th 2019, Bletchley Park ran a number of events to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.   Never before seen handwritten decrypts were release to the public and we took over Twitter for the day to Tweet those very messages in r...Show More

54:19 | Jun 5th

June 2019    75 years ago today, more than 150,000 allied troops were boarding planes, gliders and landing craft as they prepared to invade Fortress Europe in Operation Overlord, the Normandy Invasion. Meanwhile, 200 miles away in the Buckinghamshire...Show More
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