Bletchley Park and D-Day (Paperback)

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Bletchley Park and D-Day (Paperback)


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The untold story of Bletchley Park's key role in the success of the Normandy campaign

Since the secret of Bletchley Park was revealed in the 1970s, the work of its codebreakers has become one of the most famous stories of the Second World War. But cracking the Nazis’ codes was only the start of the process. Thousands of secret intelligence workers were then involved in making crucial information available to the Allied leaders and commanders who desperately needed it.
Using previously classified documents, David Kenyon casts the work of Bletchley Park in a new light, as not just a codebreaking establishment, but as a fully developed intelligence agency. He shows how preparations for the war’s turning point—the Normandy Landings in 1944—had started at Bletchley years earlier, in 1942, with the careful collation of information extracted from enemy signals traffic. This account reveals the true character of Bletchley's vital contribution to success in Normandy, and ultimately, Allied victory.
David Kenyon is the research historian at Bletchley Park.
Product Details ISBN: 9780300254754
ISBN-10: 030025475X
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: May 24th, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English
“Mr. Kenyon’s book adds substantially to our understanding of the vast operational-intelligence machine that the Allies assembled.”—Helen Fry, The Wall Street Journal

"With access to thousands of documents declassified in the last forty years, he paints a . . . detailed picture of BP and of the Normandy campaign."—Jonathan Beard, Michigan War Studies Review

"David Kenyon and Bletchley Park is the dream ticket. A wonderful scholar and communicator writing about one of the world's most fascinating historical sites." - Dan Snow, historian, documentary filmmaker and television presenter