Cru­cial work helped shorten war by two years

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Bletch­ley Park in Buck­ing­hamshire was at the cen­tre of Bri­tain’s in­tel­li­gence­gath­er­ing dur­ing the Sec­ond World War.

It brought to­gether the coun­try’s sharpest minds to solve the codes of the Nazi war ma­chine and its Axis al­lies Italy and Ja­pan.

Ex­perts be­lieve the ef­forts of staff helped to shorten the war by at least two years, while some ex­perts say that with­out their ef­forts, the out­come of the war would have been un­cer­tain.

Adri­enne Gurr firstly served at Beau­manor in Le­ices­ter­shire where she ar­rived in Jan­uary 1943, but was switched to Bletch­ley in March the same year. She served in D and G blocks un­til 1946 for SIXTA, analysing traf­fic sig­nals to build a pic­ture of the en­emy’s strength in each area.

Adri­enne Gurr is named on the Wall of Hon­our, left, for her ser­vice at Bletch­ley Park dur­ing the Sec­ond World War

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