One Liner Wednesday: Bletchley Park, Churchill,

The Geese that laid the golden eggs but never cackled.

Winston Churchill. 

Churchill made the above statement about the people at Bletchley Park.

On Thursday this week we visited Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire  where the Enigma and Lorenzo machines and codes were cracked during WW2. 

The 8500 people at Bletchley and the 1500 who worked at the two outstations were all sworn to secrecy and many died with their secrets intactact. 

The valiant work they did and the harsh conditions in which they worked and lived are no longer secret and so we were able to visit and see it all.

If it had not been for the brilliant minds and dedication of these men and women, who shortened the war by at least two years we may not be here or we may all of been speaking German.  (As our guide told us. )

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Aug 26, 2017 @ 13:46:22

    Oh, I wish it was still Wednesday sis! These holidays are drawing to a close too fast!

    Reply

  2. Tricia
    Aug 26, 2017 @ 16:11:32

    That’s very cool and I wish I had visited Bletchely Park when I was in England las month. We did however make it to the Churchill War Rooms which was incredible. The dedication and hard work of the people there also I’m sure helped shorten the war.

    Reply

  3. simon7banks
    Aug 26, 2017 @ 17:40:44

    I quite like German. I don’t think speaking it would have been the worst consequence.

    Reply

  4. Judy E Martin
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 16:41:04

    Those people were utterly amazing! πŸ™‚

    Reply

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