Telling the World

  |  Published: Feb 12th 2015

Seven stalwarts of secrecy lift the lid at last, as they help launch a new book telling their stories and those of another 38 women who worked for the Government Code and Cypher School during World War Two, in this month’s brand new episode of the Bletchley Park Podcast.

In The Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories, best selling author and Bletchley Park’s chief historical advisor, Michael Smith, reveals the secrets held for at least 30 years by women including a former ballerina, a convent girl and a student of German literature as well as the debutantes of the title. They told Michael what it was like to be a young woman at Bletchley Park during World War Two and talked not just about their work but about every aspect of their lives there. Seven of them gathered in the Mansion at Bletchley Park to tell the world’s media, too.

Also in this month’s episode, titled Telling the World, is best selling author, journalist and TV presenter Ben Macintyre; one of an ever-growing line of prestigious speakers who’ve given talks in the Bletchley Park Presents lecture series. He held a sold-out audience captive with his fascinating true story of Kim Philby, history’s most famous traitor. Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history.

Tickets are on sale now for Bletchley Park Presents’ 2015 talks with Michael Smith, Victor Madeira, Jerry White, Taylor Downing and Sinclair Mackay. More speakers will be announced soon.

The February 2015 episode of the Bletchley Park Podcast, Telling the World, is out now on Audioboom’s Bletchley Park Channel and iTunes.

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