Forgetten but not ignored

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How engineers and scientists can be overlooked – because that’s just the way things happen

 

Now removed by the BBC

 

Code-Breakers: Bletchley Park’s Lost Heroes

Documentary that reveals the secret story behind one of the greatest intellectual feats of World War II, a feat that gave birth to the digital age. In 1943, a 24-year-old maths student and a GPO engineer combined to hack into Hitler’s personal super-code machine – not Enigma but an even tougher system, which he called his ‘secrets writer’. Their break turned the Battle of Kursk, powered the D-day landings and orchestrated the end of the conflict in Europe. But it was also to be used during the Cold War – which meant both men’s achievements were hushed up and never officially recognised.

preview still at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00l9j0v

 

and

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00l9j3g

and in his own words

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