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Author Kenyon, David, author

Title Bletchley Park and D-Day : the untold story of how the battle for Normandy was won / David Kenyon
Published New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (339 p.)
Summary 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. -- Publisher's description
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Great Britain. Government Communications Headquarters -- History
Great Britain. Government Communications Headquarters.
World War (1939-1945)
Operation Overlord
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Electronic intelligence -- Great Britain
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain
Electronic intelligence.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
Military campaigns.
Operation Overlord.
Secret service.
Bletchley Park (Milton Keynes, England) -- History
England -- Milton Keynes -- Bletchley Park.
France -- Normandy.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300244800
Other Titles Untold story of how the battle for Normandy was won