The History of Bletchley Park during WW2 – Peter G3YXZ
May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bletchley Park, a nineteenth-century mansion near Milton Keynes, became famous as the central site for British and Allied codebreakers during World War II. During the Second World War, the estate housed the British Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), which regularly penetrated secret communications, most importantly of the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers. The team at Bletchley Park devised automatic machinery to help with decryption, culminating in the development of Colossus, the world’s first programmable digital electronic computer. The “Ultra” intelligence produced shortened the war by two to four years, and without it the outcome of the war would have been uncertain.