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BLETCHLEY PARK LIBRARY COPY The Ocean in English History Being the Ford Lectures

James A Williamson
Rare volume from the library at Station X - Bletchley Park - where Alan Turing and a bevy of mathematicians and code-breakers worked in utmost se… Read more
Published in 1941 by Clarendon Press.
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Rare volume from the library at Station X - Bletchley Park - where Alan Turing and a bevy of mathematicians and code-breakers worked in utmost secrecy during the Second World War. Written by the British maritime historian James Williamson, this seems an eminently suitable volume for the library of an organisation which devoted so much effort to breaking maritime and submarine codes.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION Bound in faded green cloth, the Dewey number ‘942’ in white ink to the spine denoting English history. Library stamp of the ‘Bletchley Park T.C. Library’ to the front flyleaf with a Withdrawn overstamp and ‘Cl.[ass] 942’ at the head of the page. No other markings - a very good copy.

HISTORY The conditions of extreme secrecy surrounding Bletchley’s role in allied code-breaking, and the operation of the Official Secrets Act for decades afterwards mean that books and ephemera from Station X almost never appear on the open market.




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Publisher Clarendon Press
Date published 1941
Subject 1 Book
First edition Yes
Product code 8572


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