The Bletchley Girls

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Bletchley Girls
  • Tessa Dunlop
  • 07 February 2018
  • 1444795716

The Bletchley Girls The Story Of The Women Of Bletchley Park, Britain S Top Secret Code Breaking School, Is Told Through Exclusive Interviews With The Women Who Served Their Country, And The Impact That Their Service Had On The Rest Of Their LivesBased On Extensive Interviews Conducted Specifically For This Book, Tessa Dunlop Tells The Story Of The Bletchley Girls Through The Lives Of Women Who Were All Selected To Work In Britain S Most Secret World War II Organization Bletchley Park Many Were Just School Girls At The Outbreak Of War The Next Six Years Would Change Their Lives Forever This Vivid Portrayal Of Their Experiences, Sacrifices, And Memories Is A Poignant Reminder That Without The Work Of Thousands Of Young Women Bletchley Park S Extraordinary Achievements Would Not Have Been Possible By Meeting And Talking To These Fascinating Female Secret Keepers Who Are Still Alive Today, Tessa Dunlop Captures Their Extraordinary Journeys Into An Adult World Of War, Secrecy, Love, And Loss Through The Voices Of The Women Themselves, This Is The Story Of Life At Bletchley Park Beyond The Celebrated Code Breakers It S The Story Of The Girls Behind Britain S Ability To Consistently Outsmart The Enemy

10 thoughts on “The Bletchley Girls

  1. Michele says:

    This book disappointed me mainly because of the piecemeal and episodic nature of the way the women s experiences were presented It felt disjointed and in places got slightly confusing owing to the author s style of presenting the women s recollections, not because it s poorly written I d ha...

  2. Cathy Evans says:

    I struggled to keep tabs on each girls story A list reference at the beginning of the book of each girls name and brief back story would have been useful I feel I didn t get all I could from the book as I couldn t remember who was who That said it is an interesting...

  3. Abby says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Like others who have written reviews on this book, I found the individual stories hard to remember and follow at times A brief biography of each Bletchley Girl would have helped to keep the reader on track andengaged Overall I enjoyed this book It was a highly readable social history of a specific period of the war as experienced b...

  4. Michelle says:

    Really interesting but would have made a better documentary than book I found it virtually impossible to keep up with all the characters therefore was unable to invest in them An excell spreadsheet might have assisted

  5. Mike Sumner says:

    Thanks to my brother for this one Another book covering the remarkable story of Bletchley Park, a story that remained withheld from the public for three decades following the end of the 2nd World War Station X as it was known was home for the duration of the war to thousands of personnel working on decoding Enigma signals from the Germans By 1944 women outnumbered men at Bletchley three to one These are the girls who helped outsmart the enemy within the confines of a Buckinghamshire estate Thanks to my brother for this one Another book covering the remarkable story of Bletchley Park, a story that remained withheld from the public for three decades following the end of the 2nd World War Station X as it was known was home for the duration of the war to thousands of personnel working on decoding Enigma signals from the Germans By 1944 women outnumbered men at Bletchley three to one These are the girls who helped outsmart the enemy within the confines of a Buckinghamshire estate Everyone working here had to sign the Official Secrets Act.In order to make this book different from other accounts of BP, Tessa Dunlop interviewed fifteen nonagenarians, still alive when the book was published in 2015 This results in a very personal approach Talking to these ladies gives her book an immediacy and intimacy, hearing the details of these elite veterans in their own voices The book is full of anecdotes describing the hardships and he...

  6. Hermien says:

    It was not easy to keep track of the different women, but provided a useful background to the role of women during and shortly after WWII.

  7. Ellen says:

    The collective biography of a dozen women who worked at Bletchley Park and are now very elderly A great mix of social and war history alongside the lives of these women A really enjoyable read.

  8. Jeannie Mancini says:

    While the London Blitz was raining destruction down upon her majesty s city, amazing events were occurring at a place called Bletchley Park just a short distance away Author Tessa Dunlop s non fiction retelling of the World War II code breakers comes alive as she unravels the lives of eleven women all involved in various top secret acts of derring do Her story uncovers many covert operations that many young British ladies were eager to assist with as they joined the WRENS Women s Royal Navy S While the London Blitz was raining destruction down upon her majesty s city, amazing events were occurring at a place called Bletchley Park just a short distance away ...

  9. Sharon Stine says:

    Once I got used to the fact that I was reading historical documented research about Bletchley Park very well done based on extensive interviews the writing became a narrative about a place in time that I couldeasily follow Having so many subjects 15 women I think caused me to be totally mixed up in the beginning since they were all introduced immediately The writing jumped around from one woman to the other and it was frustrating for me as a reader It was helpful to dis...

  10. Jeanne Hedge says:

    Not Really Code BreakingFifteen women tell stories of their time as part of the Bletchley Park codebreaking operation during WWII, and, briefly, their lives before and after This isabout the social and cultural aspects of the time and how it impacted their lives, with little about what they actually did at BP and the other locations they were assigned to To be fa...