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Object ID

2014.1.239

Object Name

Letter

Date

7-24-2004

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Description

Front: A note written in blue ink on white paper in English.

Back: The letter continues. Includes a signature.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: A letter written by Mavis Batey, one of the leading code breakers at Bletchley Park in World War II, and crucial to the success of D-Day. Along with Dilly Knox and Margaret Rock, she was instrumental in breaking the Enigma cipher used by the German secret service, the Abwehr. Bletchley Park was a mansion 50 miles northwest of London, and was the top secret wartime home of Government Communications Headquarters, or "Station X." Mrs. Batey's husband Keith Batey also worked at Bletchley.

Dimensions

7 x 5 1/4"

Keywords

Bletchley Park, Code, Enigma Machine, D-Day

Letter from Mavis Batey

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