Bletchley Park (Milton Keynes) Reviews
Description:During WW2 the German armed forces top secret codes were broken at Bletchley Park, providing the allies with vital ... more
Newest Review: ... high, but there were plenty of other contributory factors that I feel also added to this slight sense of anti-climax. It could just be the time of year that I visited, but the place did feel slightly that it had fallen into a state of disrepair with scaffolding around some of the huts and areas no longer fit for public footfall which made it feel a little run down in places, though obviously ... more
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by - written on 20/04/12 (Very useful, 153 readings)
Bletchley Park found fame from exploits in World War II as being a hub of intelligence able to break even the toughest code with some work reportedly shortening the war by as much as two years. The estate became known as Bletchley Park in 1877 when it was purchased by Samuel Lipscomb Seckham who then sold it to Sir Herbert Samual Leon, a Liberal MP, in 1883. In 1938 there were plans to demolish the mansion and surrounding buildings but Admiral Sir Hugh Sinclair, Head of MI6, purchased it secretly, mainly for its proximity to railway links to the Oxbridge universities where all the code breaking brains could be snaffled from and to host the Government Code and Cypher ... Read the complete review
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