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Bletchley Park

The Secret Archives

Sinclair McKay, Bletchley Park

Hardcover

List Price: 40.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

This beautifully presented slipcased collector's edition of the best selling title, The Lost World of Bletchley Park is a comprehensive illustrated history of this remarkable place, from its prewar heyday as a country estate, its wartime requisition and how it became the place where modern computing was invented and the German Enigma code was cracked, to its post-war dereliction and then rescue towards the end of the twentieth century as a museum.

Removable memorabilia includes:

1938 recruiting memo with a big tick against Turing's name

Churchill's 'Action this day' letter giving code breakers extra resources

Handwritten Turing memos

Top Secret Engima decryptions, about the sinking of the Bismark, German High Command's assessment of D-Day threat and the message announcing Hitler's suicide

A wealth of everyday items such as authentic theatre posters, a map of Bletchley Park, canteen menus, teleprinter print-outs of codes, the Colossus paper tape spooled through machines

Newly redesigned interiors with 25% new content, high end slipcase package featuring removable facsimile documents, this is an essential purchase for everyone interested and wanting to experience the place where code-breaking helped to win the war.



Praise For Bletchley Park: The Secret Archives

Illustrated Book of the Month ‘Less a book than an adventure€¦ Even better, the book covers not only the wartime life of Bletchley Park, but also brings the story right up to date with material on the renovation of the buildings and on famous visitors to the site.’ 



Illustrated Book of the Month ‘Less a book than an adventure… Even better, the book covers not only the wartime life of Bletchley Park, but also brings the story right up to date with material on the renovation of the buildings and on famous visitors to the site.’ 

5*

'This collection provides a fascinating insight into [the Bletchley characters’] work… Thumbing through this slipcased collector’s edition will make you feel as if you are holding history in your hands.’

‘this fascinating book brings to life the invaluable work done...But there is also an insight into the origins of Bletchley Park itself’

‘Unforlding the maps, memos and Enigma decryptions adds a powerful and evocative dimension to this impressive chronicle… This marvelous account makes compelling reading.’

‘an introduction to the place and the people who made the magic happen, and how they lived their covert lives.’



‘5*. This collection provides a fascinating insight into [the Bletchley characters’] work… Thumbing through this slipcased collector’s edition will make you feel as if you are holding history in your hands.’
 —How it Works magazine

'This fascinating book brings to life the invaluable work done...But there is also an insight into the origins of Bletchley Park itself’
 —Who do you think you are magazine

Aurum Press, 9781781315347, 176pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2016



About the Author

SINCLAIR MCKAY is the acclaimed author of history and historical true crime including the best-selling The Secret Life of Bletchley Park. HIs previous Aurum titles include Mile End Murder, The Lost World of Bletchley Park, The Secret Life of Fighter Command and The Secret Listeners for Aurum, as well as histories of Hammer films and the James Bond films. He writes features for the Daily Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday and lives in London.