[Cryptography] More books on Bletchley Park

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sun Mar 15 14:41:19 EDT 2015

Found this review in the Sydney Morning Herald; it's also online at 


(subscription may be required).  They talk about BP from the aspect of the 
hitherto-unsung women who worked there.

    The Bletchley Girls: War, Secrecy and Loss - The Women of Bletchley 
    Park Tell Their Story.  Tessa Dunlop, Hodder and Stoughton.

    The Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories.  Michael Smith, Aurum.

Mentions the Bombes, cribs, Banburismus, Colossus, Enigma, etc.  An 
interesting sideline on Enigma: the Italian one was broken by Mavis Lever, 
who noticed that a transmission did not contain the letter "L", meaning it 
was a string of "L" letters i.e. a test transmission.  Oops...

They'll definitely be joining my crypto bookshelf.

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