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Fri, 23 Feb 2018
Diaries and Letters

Diaries and letters written by Bletchley Park staff during the war reveal individual experiences in and around the Park. Detailed and often humorous depictions bring their writers vividly to life.

On these pages, workers jotted down their social and recreational activities, their feelings about their work and the war, their lack of sleep, and the food they ate.

Find more first-hand accounts from Bletchley Park and its Outstations in the Veterans’ Stories exhibition, now open in the Mansion.

Diaries and Letters
1 / 10David Gaunt’s diary. David worked in the Hut 6 Research Section between 1940 and 1945. Around his 10am to 6pm shifts at Bletchley Park, David plays chess and is a member of the Home Guard. On Tuesday they have an exercise in the woods where David takes the part of the enemy - an “amusing performance”.