If you are interested in the history of Bletchley Park do watch this INCREDIBLE episode from the 1970s of The Secret War. Presented by William Woollard it features Gordon Welchman, Harry Golombek, Peter Calvorcoressi, F. W. Winterbottam, Max Newman (Alan Turing’s mentor at Bletchley Park), Jack Goode AND Tommy Flowers describing how he built Colossus, filmed in the room at Dollis Hill where Colossus was actually built.
Oh my goodness what an amazing video. It also features an introduction to codebreaking Bletchley Park style.
How amazing to see Tommy Flowers speaking about building Colossus in the room where it was built. Also love hearing about how everyone was scared, using a soldier drawing a gun from his pocket, into maintaining the Official Secrets Act. SO interesting!
I need to watch it properly so that I can see if there’s anything I can add into my forthcoming book: Saving Bletchley Park.
What’s your favourite bit? I’d love to know 🙂