Richard's Photo Gallery - Bletchley Park

... part castle, part turreted Indian gazebo overlaid with a variety of styles ranging from Romanesque gates to neo-norman pediments.

David Russo, Architecture and the Architect.

Entrance to Victorian part of BP Location Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, OS Ref SP 864 338
Camera Canon SureShot Max
Date 1998 August 9th.

Throughout this Photo Gallery you see examples (1, 2, 3) of structures used to defend Britain from external attack. The most effective of all were the architecturally eccentric mansion you see above and the grotty wooden huts (brought to Buckinghamshire from Guildford) below.

of hut 6 Camera Canon SureShot Max
Date 1998 August 9th.

You may have heard about Bletchley Park, but a coherent picture of its achievements is only obtained when you tie together all strands of the story:

It cries out for good hypertext. Here, instead is dead tree -

  1. Enever, Ted, "Britain's best kept secret", 2nd.ed., Sutton Publishing, 1995, ISBN 0-7509-0631-6
    A tour of the site detailing its development from 400 to 1994.
  2. Harris, Robert, "Enigma", Arrow Books, 1996, ISBN 0 09 9992000 0
    Thriller based on fictional young codebreaker working at BP. Good fun.
  3. Hinsley, F.H. and Stripp, A. (Eds), "The Code Breakers", Oxford University press, 1993, ISBN 0-19-285304-X.
    Mini autobiographical accounts from contributors at all levels. A fair amount of technical detail.
  4. Kozaczuk, Wladyslaw, "Enigma", Arms and Armour Press, 1984, ISBN 0-85368-640-8
    A pot-pouri of factual information and accounts, especialy of the invention of the 'bombe' in Poland.
  5. Leavitt, David, "The Man Who Knew Too Much", Phoenix, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7538-2200-5
    A biography of Alan Turing with some semi technical detail of his most important work.
  6. Smith, Michael, "Station X", Macmillan, 1998, ISBN 0 7522 2189 2
    A spin-off from the Channel 4 series. General account of BP activities 1939-45. Technical details at non-specialist level.

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