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My secret life in Hut Six : one woman's experiences at Bletchley Park / Mair and Gethin Russell-Jones.

By: Russell-Jones, Mair, 1917-2013 [author.].
Contributor(s): Russell-Jones, Gethin [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Lion Hudson, 2014Description: 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780745956640 (pbk.); 0745956645 (pbk.).Subject(s): Russell-Jones, Mair, 1917-2013 | Great Britain. Government Communications Headquarters -- History | World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British | World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Great Britain | World War, 1939-1945 -- Electronic intelligence -- Great Britain | Bletchley Park (Milton Keynes, England) -- HistoryDDC classification: 940.548641
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The story of the World War 2 de-coders of Bletchley Park continues to fascinate. How did Mair Thomas, a musician brought up in the Welsh valleys, find herself in the rarefied atmosphere of Hut Six, surrounded by hundreds of others, all desperately trying to break the German Enigma Code? Sworn to secrecy and working in cramped and uncomfortable conditions, Mair discovered her degree in German and Music was just what was needed. Drawn from the public schools and Oxbridge her background was very different to that of most of her colleagues and she didn't immediately fit in. This captivating memoir unpacks her daily life and explores the relationships she built. My Secret Life in Hut Six provides a fascinating insight into one woman's battle against Nazi Germany vividly capturing an era of danger, strain and day to day difficulties that were brightened occasionally by visits from the top brass, such as Winston Churchill.

Includes bibliographical references.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. 9)
  • Chapter 1 January 1941 A Personal World War (p. 19)
  • Chapter 2 1917-36 Rough Valley (p. 25)
  • Chapter 3 1936-38 London on the Eve of War (p. 41)
  • Chapter 4 1938-39 Cardiff University (p. 51)
  • Chapter 5 1940 Too Close to Home (p. 63)
  • Chapter 6 February 1941 Strange Messengers (p. 77)
  • Chapter 7 April 1941 Appointment in Whitehall (p. 83)
  • Chapter 8 August 1941 My Longest Day (p. 95)
  • Chapter 9 August 1941 Landlords from Hell (p. 103)
  • Chapter 10 August 1941 First Day at Bletchley Park (p. 111)
  • Chapter 11 August 1941 Unravelling the Enigma (p. 123)
  • Chapter 12 August-October 1941 Is it Over Before it Has Begun? (p. 137)
  • Chapter 13 November 1941 St loan (p. 145)
  • Chapter 14 1941-42 Loved and Chosen (p. 155)
  • Chapter 15 1942-43 Girls Talk (p. 173)
  • Chapter 16 1941-44 Rank and File (p. 189)
  • Chapter 17 1944 D-Day (p. 199)
  • Chapter 18 1945 It Nearly Killed Churchill Too (p. 213)
  • Chapter 19 1945-99 Keeping Mum and Coming Out (p. 227)
  • Chapter 20 1999 Return of the Native (p. 239)
  • Chapter 21 2008 Read All About It (p. 247)
  • Christmas 2013: Postscript (p. 253)
  • Bibliography (p. 256)