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Bletchley Park, which was also known as station X, was set up in 1938 and was owned by a wealthy family called the Leone family in the 1800`s. It was a large estate that was able to become a self-contained community. The aims of Bletchley Park were to crack simple codes but more importantly, the Enigma code, which seemed impossible to crack. The Enigma needed to be cracked so any major German attacks or strategies became known to the Allies and were able to be prevented. Station X was set up 55 miles north of London in Milton Keynes because their was a good source of transportation and communication from the rest of the country and from London. It was not set up in London because of security reasons, and because of the risk of bombing, if war was to break out. Also as it was a rural area, it increased the secrecy, and also allowed it to expand.

 There were many different jobs in Bletchley Park, all requiring the special types of people to carry them out. However the requirements for job entries were set at a high standard, Mainly people would get recruited by secret agencies, university lecturers, Advertisements that were encrypted for people who were smart enough to solve them and encrypted letters sent to door steps and crosswords in the local papers that were meant for those who were quickest to find the words. The jobs ranged from code breakers working on simple codes and the crucial Enigma code, to translators and analysts working to extract intelligence from the decoded messages, mathematicians to solve hard pin lock equations and to break the German passwords, secretaries to file information and to post different pieces of details they received to the right huts. Secrecy was essential in Bletchley Park  as it helped keep the work going on in Station x private and confidential and for any spies or sell outs looking for information to pass on to enemies not to find any.

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                                       Bletchley Park consisted of a Mansion and 11 different huts, each hut had unique work being done inside. Huts 6 and 8 were the code breaking huts where the process of finding clues, generating menus, finding the keys, decoding the messages and other work such as calculations would be done. Huts 3 and 4 were the intelligence analysis huts were they translated a message, assessed translated information. The Bombe hut were they would get the cracked settings and store them on ...

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