The British government bought part of Bletchley Park in 1938.
Bletchley Park grew rapidly in size and importance
as the war progressed. What began with just a handful
of experts became a CODEBREAKING HUB on
an industrial scale, employing around 9,000 people
on site. TOTAL SECRECY remained essential.
Information supplied by Bletchley Park proved
crucial to Britain and its allies at several key points,
including the Battle of Britain, the Blitz, the Battle of
Cape Matapan, Crete, North Africa, the Battle
of the Atlantic and D-Day. It is estimated that the
Codebreakers' work helped SHORTEN THE WAR
by at least two years, saving many lives on both sides.'
'THE TURING BOMBE REBUILD PROJECT'. Alan Turing (1912–1954) worked at Bletchley Park.
Turing was based in Hut 8, in which there is a reconstruction of his office.
'This statue was donated by
The Sidney E. Frank Foundation
and unveiled by
on 19th June 2007'
The slate statue of a man with a great brain but who was driven to suicide by the government's intolerance of his homosexuality. His official pardon didn't come until 2009.