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Gordon Welchman : Bletchley Park's Architect of Ultra Intelligence

By: Greenberg, Joel.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Havertown : Frontline Books, 2014Description: 1 online resource (322 p.).ISBN: 9781473836396.Subject(s): Cryptographers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Mathematicians -- Great Britain -- Biography | Welchman, Gordon | World War, 1939-1945 -- CryptographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gordon Welchman : Bletchley Park's Architect of Ultra IntelligenceDDC classification: 940.548641092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Dedication Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Plates; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue; Chapter 1: Origins: From Algebraic Geometry to Cryptography; Chapter 2: Bletchley Park: The First Four Months; Chapter 3: The Ultra Architect; Chapter 4: Turing, the Bombe and the Diagonal Board; Chapter 5: Expansion and Consolidation; Chapter 6: The Americans; Chapter 7: Bletchley Park: The Last Two Years; Chapter 8: Post-War and the Birth of the Digital Age; Chapter 9: Writing The Hut Six Story; Chapter 10: Persecution and Putting the Record Straight; Epilogue; Appendices
Appendix 1: A Beginner's Guide to Enigma and the BombeAppendix 2: Enigma and the Bombe in Depth by Frank Carter; Appendix 3: A Comedy of Errors; Appendix 4: German Air Force/Army Keys Identified and Broken; Appendix 5: Letter from Sir Peter Marychurch; Appendix 6; Welchman's Publications; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: 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 and tour guide 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, including Welchman's thoughts on key Bletchley figures and the development of the Bombe machine, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the clandestine activities at Bletchley Park. As seen in the Kent and Sussex Courier, Dover Express, Folkestone Herald, Sevenoaks Chronicle, M.K. Pulse Magazine, The Vine Magazine and Vale Life Magazine.
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Dedication Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Plates; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue; Chapter 1: Origins: From Algebraic Geometry to Cryptography; Chapter 2: Bletchley Park: The First Four Months; Chapter 3: The Ultra Architect; Chapter 4: Turing, the Bombe and the Diagonal Board; Chapter 5: Expansion and Consolidation; Chapter 6: The Americans; Chapter 7: Bletchley Park: The Last Two Years; Chapter 8: Post-War and the Birth of the Digital Age; Chapter 9: Writing The Hut Six Story; Chapter 10: Persecution and Putting the Record Straight; Epilogue; Appendices

Appendix 1: A Beginner's Guide to Enigma and the BombeAppendix 2: Enigma and the Bombe in Depth by Frank Carter; Appendix 3: A Comedy of Errors; Appendix 4: German Air Force/Army Keys Identified and Broken; Appendix 5: Letter from Sir Peter Marychurch; Appendix 6; Welchman's Publications; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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 and tour guide 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, including Welchman's thoughts on key Bletchley figures and the development of the Bombe machine, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the clandestine activities at Bletchley Park. As seen in the Kent and Sussex Courier, Dover Express, Folkestone Herald, Sevenoaks Chronicle, M.K. Pulse Magazine, The Vine Magazine and Vale Life Magazine.

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