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Bletchley Girls : War, Secrecy, Love and Loss: the Women of Bletchley Park Tell Their Story (Paperback)

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'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'An in-depth picture of life in Britain's wartime intelligence centre...The result is fascinating, and is made all the more touching by the developing friendships between Dunlop and her interviewees.' Financial TimesThe women of Bletchley Park have a unique story to tell. Although critical to the success of the project to break the German and Japanese codes in the Second World War, their contribution has been consistently overlooked and undervalued. Through unprecedented access to surviving veterans, this book reveals how life at 'The Park' and its outstations was far removed from the glamorous existence usually portrayed. The women speak vividly of their lives in the 1930s, why they were selected to work in Britain's most secret organisation, and the challenges of re-entry into civilian life. Forbidden to talk about their vital war work, they often found it hard to adjust to the expectations of both their immediate families and society as a whole.By spending time with 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. Through the voices of the women themselves, this is a portrait of life at Bletchley Park beyond the celebrated code-breakers. The Bletchley Girlsis the story of the women behind Britain's ability to consistently outsmart the enemy.
Number of Pages: 341
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Europe / Great Britain, Military / World War II
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Hachette Books
Author: Tessa Dunlop
Language: English
Street Date: November 3, 2015
TCIN: 50107817
UPC: 9781444795745
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5941
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