Bletchley Park, which was used as a base by the UK for the purpose of deciphering the Enigma and Lorenz codes of Nazi Germany during the Second World War, hosted thousands of scientists, including the best mathematicians of its time. Even today, a previously unpublished video about the place that still retains its mystery has emerged.
Bletchley Park, located in Milton Keynes, England, is known as the institute where Enigma and Lorenz passwords are deciphered, which Nazi Germany sees as impossible to crack. As the audience will remember the movie The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, the famous mathematician Alan Turing, developed by Cumberbatch, developed and launched the first programmable computer, Colossus, to crack the changing Enigma passwords.
Fearing that this technology would be deciphered at the end of the Second World War, the British government had hidden the existence of Bletchley Park and destroyed the devices used. Turing, who played an important role in the loss of power of Nazi Germany, was tried on charges of homosexuality and was sentenced to get an estrogen needle, which is a method of chemically castrated for 1 year.
Benedict Cumberbatch played the famous mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game
Images shot at the Whaddon Hall facility, used by the communications staff of the UK’s Special Intelligence Service (SIS), also known as MI6 during World War II, were shared with the public for the first time. The 11-minute video, which is mostly black and white, also includes some color images.
“We don’t know who made the movie. The video in question doesn’t give any clue about what people do there. It’s a very surprising and important shot about Bletchley Park.” Key names of the institute are, such as Brigadier General Richard Gambier-Parry, Bob Hornby and Ewart Holden.
Peronel Craddock, chairman of Bletchley Park’s collection and exhibition, says that the film not only shows the years of war and the people who served at that time, but also the first shot of Bletchley Park.
Images of Bletchley Park from the Second World War