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January 26, 2015 AT 4:29 am

The WWII Women codebreakers who cracked Enigma

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Bletchley Park: Meet ‘Dilly’s Girls’, The WWII Women Codebreakers Who Cracked Enigma.

As crowds filled Britain’s streets to celebrate the end of the Second World War, there was one part of the victory story that couldn’t yet be told.
The efforts of thousands of codebreakers, working in secrecy in basic huts at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, are thought to have shortened the war by at least two years, saving millions of lives.

Bletchley’s most famous figures such as Alan Turing – played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the Oscar-nominated film The Imitation Game – were male, but in reality Bletchley was a woman’s world: eighty per cent of the 9,000 staff were female.

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