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Jean Valentine (born 1924, in Scotland) was one of the Wrens who operated the bombe decryption device in Hut 11 at Bletchley Park. "We worked in watches and in this particular hut there were approximately 11 people working at any one time. That was 33 throughout the day because one watch was always on duty or asleep or something like that. We were ferried back and forth from where we lived. I lived in Steeple Claydon, a little village in Buckinghamshire."

Bletchley Park's derelict huts where British mathematicians cracked the Nazi Enigma code to be rebuilt

Bletchley Park is a name on everyone’s lips at the moment thanks to the generous coverage stemming from a film that rightly celebrates the role played by men like Alan Turing.

WRENS, who as young women helped crack Hitler’s secret codes by operating the Colossus computer, meet once again at Bletchley Park after seeing their picture in The Telegraph. Codebreakers (left to right) Lorna Cockayne, Margaret Kelly, Joanna Chorley (wheelchair), Margaret O'Connell, Margaret Mortimer and Betty Warwick, with a working Colossus machine in the background.

Female codebreakers reunited at Bletchley Park

Female codebreakers reunited at Bletchley Park Women who helped crack Hitler’s secret codes by operating the Colossus computer meet once aga.

'Alan Turing | 1912-54 | Founder of computer science and cryptographer, whose work was key to breaking the wartime Enigma codes, lived and died here.' Wilmslow, Cheshire

(Of course, it's dangerous talking about mathematics when you're not a mathematician, so please read the comments below too.

Secret Days: Codebreaking in Bletchley Park: A Memoir of Hut Six and the Enigma Machine by Asa Briggs,

Secret Days: Codebreaking in Bletchley Park: A Memoir of Hut Six and the Enigma Machine by Asa Briggs,

The Bombe (1950): Also called the Turing-Welchman Bombe, for breaking the German enigma machine in WW2 and introducing tools to cryptanalysis.

The Bombe Also called the Turing-Welchman Bombe, for breaking the German enigma machine in and introducing tools to cryptanalysis.

Bletchley Park World War 2 | Bletchley Park Turing Bombe

A gallery of images from Bletchley Park, home to the National Codes Centre and the National Museum of Computing, for the Turing centenary

The back of the reconstructed Enigma code-breaking "Bombe" at Bletchley Park

The back of the reconstructed Enigma code-breaking "Bombe" at Bletchley Park

Harold "Doc" Keen, builder of the first electronic computer the "British Bombe" at Bletchley Park, which helped brake the "Enigma Code".

Harold "Doc" Keen, builder of the first electronic computer the "British Bombe" at Bletchley Park, which helped brake the "Enigma Code".

It was the first time that Mrs Batey, 90, had ever seen what her husband Keith - a fellow codebreaker on the project - had been working on during their time there. The couple had each written independently for the report and never gave the secret away to each, other despite being married. click through!

Codebreaker, 90, handed Bletchley Park papers telling her what her husband did while working with her on Enigma machine

Codebreaker, handed Bletchley Park papers telling her what her husband did while working with her on Enigma machine

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