Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Code Breaking at Bletchley Park
Code-breaking at Bletchley Park during World War II, 1939-1945
On this site during the 1939-45 World War, 12,000 men and women broke the German Lorenz and Enigma ciphers, as well as Japanese and Italian codes and ciphers. They used innovative mathematical analysis and were assisted by two computing machines developed here by teams led by Alan Turing: the electro-mechanical Bombe developed with Gordon Welchman, and the electronic Colossus designed by Tommy Flowers. These achievements greatly shortened the war, thereby saving countless lives.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Erected 2003 by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Location. 51° 59.792′ N, 0° 44.569′ W. Marker is in Milton Keynes, England, in Buckinghamshire. Marker can be reached from Sherwood Drive just from Jemima Way, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the entranceway of Bletchley Park Mansion in Bletchley Park. Marker is in this post office area: Milton Keynes, England MK4 1DG, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance Hut 1 Hut 8 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bletchley Park Public Memorial (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line).
Also see . . . Bletchley Park. (Submitted on May 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Science & Medicine • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.