Monthly Meetings

7th November 2019 – Bob Horner – Bletchley Park: Britain’s Espionage Factory

 By VE Day 1945, in a small Buckinghamshire town 45 miles from London, nine thousand people were attacking the codes and ciphers of the Axis forces with remarkable success. This talk describes the wartime history of The Government Code & Cypher School and the people who worked there, and at its outstations. I outline the story of how the Enigma and Lorenz machines were broken. Finally, I give an insight into the lives and working conditions of the people who worked there.