[ Read ] ➪ Gordon Welchman: Bletchley Park's Architect of Ultra Intelligence Author Joel Greenberg – Tactical-player.co.uk
An excellent and well resesched account of what was involved in reading Enigma traffic Welchmsn s role was crucial Contains interesting technical detail for those who can understand. A Magnificent Biography Which Finally Provides Recognition To One Of Bletchley S And Britain S Lost Heroes Michael Smith The Official Secrets Act And The Passing Of Time Have Prevented The Bletchley Park Story From Being Told By Many Of Its Key Participants Here At Last Is A Book Which Allows Some Of Them To Speak For The First Time Gordon Welchman Was One Of The Park S Most Important Figures Like Turing, His Pioneering Work Was Fundamental To The Success Of Bletchley Park And Helped Pave The Way For The Birth Of The Digital Age Yet, His Story Is Largely Unknown To Many His Book, The Hut Six Story, Was The First To Reveal Not Only How They Broke The Codes, But How It Was Done On An Industrial Scale Its Publication Created Such A Stir In GCHQ And The NSA That Welchman Was Forbidden To Discuss The Book Or His Wartime Work With The Media In Order To Finally Set The Record Straight, Bletchley Park Historian Joel Greenberg Has Drawn On Welchman S Personal Papers And Correspondence With Wartime Colleagues Which Lay Undisturbed In His Son S Loft For Many Years Packed With Fascinating New Insights, This Is Essential Reading For Anyone Interested In The Clandestine Activities At Bletchley Park Although the book celebrates Welchman s brilliance as a mathematician and an organiser, Greenberg delivers a pleasing and unexpected amount of additional information, which provides extraordinary detail about the people and events surrounding Welchman s efforts Superbly well written and informative. This book turns a light on one of the fascinating characters involved in the Bletchley code breaking operation Well written it makes easy reading while at the same time explaining how the operation was organised. An excellent read A must for anyone who wants to learn about the secret history of the Second World War and beyond A thoroughly interesting read, made all the enjoyable having seen the movie Imitation Game Cannot believe how he was treated in the end He and Turing deserve the highest accolade for what their discoveries did for the war effort and beyond. Very interesting to hear about Gordon Welchman as i had not come across his name before in relation to Bletchley Park Up to half way the book was very good but I found it got bogged down when it talks about his living in America and trying to get hire book published The appendices about how they cracked the code is mind blowing in it s technical description The book is a good addition to any BP collection. Such a brilliant mind whose contribution reverberates right up to the present day Sadly he had a pure intent than our intelligence gatherers today It s well written, easy to read but very informative It made me wish I d realised how useful Maths can be when u was still at school I think this should be on the national curriculum to inform and inspire today s youth.