The Ghosts of Bletchley Park: Sinclair McKay


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After decades of the darkest secrecy, the wartime triumph of the codebreakers of Bletchley Park – breaking the Nazi Enigma codes and shortening the war – is now rightly celebrated everywhere. But what is still shadowed by the Official Secrets Act is how those brilliant codebreakers – those Hut 6 and Hut 8 geniuses who worked alongside Alan Turing – then went on to forge the future of intelligence. From brilliant new codebreaking ruses to the rise of the computer, the masterminds of Bletchley Park didn't stop when the war ended. Very far from it…

Sinclair McKay talks to Professor Anthony Glees

As a journalist, Sinclair McKay has worked at the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Tatler magazine and the Daily Telegraph. He is a literary critic for the Telegraph and The Spectator.

Prof Anthony Glees is professor of Politics at the University of Buckingham and directs its Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS), a frequent commentator on security and intelligence questions in the national and international media and in Parliament.

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