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Bletchley Park and D-Day

Narrated by: Greg Patmore
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: History, European
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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.

©2019 David Kenyon (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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If you like detail, this is your book

I've read many books about WWII, of which some succeed in bringing a gripping story: Damien Lewis, Ben MacIntyre en Hans Von Luck. This is not such a book. It is rather an index of everything concerned Bletchley Park, in extreme - and tedious - detail. I would ven say: bravo for all the research that went into this. However, the lack (or inability) of storytelling is what kills this book and what made me stop all together. Too bad, because their lies great potential there.