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    DescriptionThe Bletchley Park memoir of Lord ASA Briggs will be one of the most important documents to be published in 2010. Lord Briggs has long been regarded as one of Britain's most important historians. He has never, however, written about his time at Bletchley Park.The publication, which will coincide with Lord Briggs 90th birthday, is a meticulously researched account of life in Hut Six, written by a codebreaker who worked there for five years alongside Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman. In addition to discussing the progress of the Allies'code-breaking efforts and their impact on the war, Lord Briggs considers what the Germans knew about Bletchley and how they reacted to revelatory memoirs about the Enigma machine which were not published until the 1970s. Briggs himself did not tell his wife about his wartime career until the 1970s and his parents died without ever knowing their son's contribution to the wartime effort.The book will be launched at Bletchley in May 2011, in the presence of other Hut 6 veterans and part of the proceeds will be donated to the fund to restore Hut 6 to its former glory.


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    Title
    Secret Days: Codebreaking in Bletchley Park
    Subtitle
    A Memoir of Hut Six and the Enigma Machine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Asa Briggs
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 617 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848326156
    ISBN 10: 1848326157
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: JWKF
    DC22: 940.548641
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DBK
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, JWKF
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    FRONTLINE BOOKS
    Publication date
    19 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Barnsley