Talking Bletchley Park With@StephenFry #bpark

May 11, 2009, 03:09 PM, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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pthurst - over 8 years ago

Another fantastic piece of audio. Its also on my list of to-do's as am fascinated by the technology that was developed on the back of the pioneering war effort at Bletchley by the likes of Alan Turing.

Its so clever how they broke codes. I remember reading that once they had an inkling, they purposefully leaked specific intelligence to see how it would be encoded to help confirm or alter their plan of attack... Sheer genius!

Its also rumoured that the UK knew of an impending attack on Pearl Harbour but did not pass the details on, preferring the USA to be drawn into the conflict, I guess there are some mysteries we shall never truly decipher...


documentally - over 8 years ago

He was as friendly as you would expect/hope. A proper gent. :)


Cross.Pwllcornel - over 8 years ago

Good interview. Ooh I love that Stephen Fry......positively green with envy that you got to speak with him......