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The_Raw

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Bletchley Park was the central site for British codebreakers during World War II. It housed the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), it regularly penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers – most importantly the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers. The official historian of World War II British Intelligence has written that the "Ultra" intelligence produced at Bletchley shortened the war by two to four years, and that without it the outcome of the war would have been uncertain.

Peely paint, cobwebs, code breaking machines, organs, film memorabilia, and an immeasurable amount of WW2 history; this place has it all. Tons of stuff left behind here in D Block, most of it just slung in corners left to rot. Shame really as I expect most of it is well worth preserving and there's a massive fuck off museum next door! HELLO..... Anyway, onto the pictures.... I didn't stage any of these scenes myself, they were like this upon arrival. Made for some nice piccies though so I don't mind really.

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9. Sign from the Enigma cinema which closed in 2015. Enigma was the name given to the machine the Germans used to encrypt their messages. An electronic current passing through the machine's rotors would change alphabets in the message to other letter.
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10. Some equipment neatly set up.
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19. Someone let the staging get a bit out of control here but it looked kind of cool to be fair....
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23. A replica of the 'Bombe' code breaking machine designed by Alan Turing to crack the German Enigma code
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24. The Bombe machines in use back in the day. Women code breakers apparently used to hang their underwear up to dry on top of the machines. *This is where the phrase 'knickers in a twist' comes from.
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*Possibly not true.

25. @Lenston hiding from the sun
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And that is all. Check out 'The Imitation Game' movie if you've not seen it before, a pretty good dramatisation of what went down at Bletchley Park.

Thanks for looking
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weezdeez

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Great place, if anyone is heading there, make sure you allow time for the museum - loads to see there. Cheers for the pics.
 

Els

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Maybe it's not the same organ, but if it is, it's been smashed up a bit recently. Place is being emptied at a bit of a rate too. Just saying like.
 
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The_Raw

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Maybe it's not the same organ, but if it is, it's been smashed up a bit recently. Place is being emptied at a bit of a rate too. Just saying like.
Not sure about that tbh. Most of my pics are close ups, there were several rooms absolutely full of stuff....
 

dweeb

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Its very odd that stuff is just left to rot in there when the museum is so meticulously restored. I don't really get it.
 

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