UK’s WW2 women code-crackers get belated recognition

Cambridge (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Unrecorded in the history books and sworn to silence by the Official Secrets Act, dozens of UK women whose code-breaking work helped crack Nazi messages and shorten World War Two are now the focus of an exhibition at Cambridge University. At least 77 women from Newnham College were drafted in to Bletchley Park, the code-breaking centre north of London where the German Enigma encryption was cracked.


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