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Intelligence Insight 009

Fri, 12 Jun 2020
Extra insights from the Bletchley Park podcast

The breaking of German Enigma wasn’t just down to the Codebreakers at Bletchley Park and it didn’t start with the outbreak of World War Two. It is a story of international cooperation, spanning many years and who better to tell it than the nephew of Alan Turing.

In this, the first of two episodes, we return to 2018 when Bletchley Park hosted representatives of the Polish Embassy in London and families of Polish codebreakers, for the launch of Dermot Turing’s book, ‘X, Y and Z: The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken.’

Based on his own original research and newly released documents, both in the book and this exclusively recorded talk, Dermot tells the story of how the French, British and Polish secret services came together to unravel the secrets of the Enigma machine.

He is introduced by His Excellency the Ambassador of Republic of Poland, Dr Arkady Rzegocki.

Image: ©Bletchley Park Trust 2020

Intelligence Insight 009