The Secret Listeners: How the Wartime Y Service Intercepted the Secret German Codes for Bletchley Park

by Sinclair McKay (Author)
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Behind the celebrated code-breaking at Bletchley Park lies another secret…

The men and women of the ‘Y’ (for Wireless’) Service were sent out across the world to run listening stations from Gibraltar to Cairo, intercepting the German military’s encrypted messages for decoding back at the now-famous Bletchley Park mansion.

Such wartime postings were life-changing adventures – travel out by flying boat or Indian railways, snakes in filing cabinets and heat so intense the perspiration ran into your shoes - but many of the secret listeners found lifelong romance in their far-flung corner of the world. Now, drawing on dozens of interviews with surviving veterans, Sinclair McKay tells their remarkable story at last.

Publication date
October 04, 2012
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Page count
352
ISBN
9781781310908
Paper ISBN
9781781310793
File size
3 MB