The code-break­ers

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The study of writ­ing and solv­ing codes is Cryp­tol­o­gists use maths find pat­terns in codes and solve them. When the Sec­ond World War broke out, there were around 150 peo­ple work­ing at Bletch­ley Park, but this quickly grew to about 10,000. In 1945, 75% of the work­ers were women, but only some were code-break­ers. One of them was Joan Clarke. She was very good at math­e­mat­ics and helped to break some of the most dif­fi­cult codes dur­ing the war.

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