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The wrens of World War II : Bletchley's secret source, Peter Hore

Label
The wrens of World War II : Bletchley's secret source
Title
The wrens of World War II
Title remainder
Bletchley's secret source
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hore
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Second World War codebreaking station at Bletchley is well known and its activities documented in detail. Its decryption capabilities were vital to the war effort, significantly aiding Allied victory. But where did the messages being deciphered come from in the first place? This is the extraordinary untold story of the Y service, a secret even more closely guarded than Bletchley Park. The Y service was the code for the chain of wireless intercept stations around Britain and all over the world. Hundreds of wireless operators, many of them who were civilians, listened to German, Italian and Japanese radio networks and meticulously logged everything they heard. Some messages were then used tactically but most were sent on to Station X -- Bletchley Park -- where they were deciphered, translated and consolidated to build a comprehensive overview of the enemy's movements and intentions. Peter Hore delves into the fascinating history of the Y service, with particular reference to the girls of the Women's Royal Naval Service: Wrens who escaped from Singapore to Colombo as the war raged, only to be torpedoed in the Atlantic on their way back to Britain; the woman who had a devastatingly true premonition that disaster would strike on her way to Gibraltar; the Australian who went from being captain of the English Women's Cricket team to a Second World War Wren to the head of Abbotleigh girls school in Sydney; how the Y service helped to hunt the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic, and how it helped to torpedo a Japanese cruiser in the Indian Ocean. Together, these incredible stories build a picture of the Second World War as it has never been viewed before
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hore, Peter
Dewey number
940.5486
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Intelligence service
  • Bletchley (Buckinghamshire, England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The wrens of World War II : Bletchley's secret source, Peter Hore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069938917
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 210 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781922488633
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021064755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1271385255
Label
The wrens of World War II : Bletchley's secret source, Peter Hore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069938917
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 210 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781922488633
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021064755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1271385255

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