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Describe the organisation and work of the people at Bletchley Park.

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Bletchley Park Coursework Describe the organisation and work of the people at Bletchley Park. Bletchley Park was located 50 miles North of London. It was MI6 and the G.C. & C.S's perfect evacuation base. Codenamed "Station X". In the countryside it was unlikely to be bombed and could be expanded. BP aimed to decode the simple code signals sent by the Germans as well as trying to crack the "Enigma" code. To achieve this BP needed to employ a range of people as Enigma was a mathematical code which could not be broken using the traditional techniques. It started with just a 100 recruits. ...read more.

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The changes introduced the Hut system. Under Welchman's plan Enigma work was based upon two Huts. Abbreviated details of intercepted messages were sent to the registration room in Hut 6 by teleprinter. Each person concentrated on their role and Hut 6's job was to break the key and turn it into plain text. Once completed, the messages were sent to Hut 3, often making no sense. Later the huts had to be manned 24 hours a day. Most people in Hut 3 were linguists who identified German words from scraps of text and fit them into a readable message. Then messages would be given to MI6 in order of priority, depending on how important the message was. ...read more.

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Later, machines such as the "bombe," to quicken decoding so action could be taken earlier were built, first located in the sick bay (Hut 1). An improved version of the bombe known as the "Jumbo" appeared in 1941. They were used in different sites know as outstations. PM Winston Churchill was impressed by BP's work and granted them extra resources so it grew beyond recognition, over 7000 employees by the end of the war. By 1944 more bombes were built and Colossus appeared, resulting in Block F being built. The organisation and work of the people at BP was affective due to its wide range of recruits and the integrated Hut system, enabling effective use of decoded information. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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