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Preview of Code-Breakers: Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes

Preview to the BBC Two documentary that reveals the secret story behind one of the greatest intellectual feats of World War II, a feat that gave birth to the digital age. In 1943, a 24-year-old maths student and a GPO engineer combined to hack into Hitler's personal super code machine - not Enigma but an even tougher system, which he called his 'secrets writer'. Their break turned the Battle of Kursk, powered the D-day landings and orchestrated the end of the conflict in Europe. It was also to be used during the Cold War - which meant both men's achievements were hushed up and never officially recognised.

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2 minutes