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    DescriptionBefore Bletchley Park could break the German war machine's code, its daily military communications had to be monitored and recorded by 'the Listening Service', the wartime department whose bases moved with every theatre of war (Cairo, Malta, Gibraltar, Iraq, Cyprus) as well as having listening stations along the eastern coast of Britain to intercept radio traffic in the European theatre. This is the story of the - usually very young - men and women sent out to farflung outposts to listen in for Bletchley Park, an oral history of exotic locations and ordinary lives turned upside down by a sudden remote posting - the heady nightlife in Cairo, filing cabinets full of snakes in North Africa, and flights out to Delhi by luxurious flying boat.


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    Title
    The Secret Listeners
    Subtitle
    How the Wartime Y Service Intercepted the Secret German Codes for Bletchley Park
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sinclair Mckay
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781310397
    ISBN 10: 1781310394
    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: JWKF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, HIS027000
    Edition statement
    Export & Airside ed
    Publisher
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Publication date
    04 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London