The groundbreaking exhibition about codebreaking during World War One, The Road to Bletchley Park, has been extended to tell stories of the impact this pioneering work had on the war at sea, on land and in the air. The exhibition, which is sponsored by BAE Systems and Ultra Electronics, also touches on the tribulations of effectively sharing intelligence without revealing its source.
Part one of The Road to Bletchley Park explores some of the people involved in WW1 codebreaking who went on to be crucial to the successes of the Government Code and Cypher School during World War Two.
Now open the second phase, explores stories including the largest naval battle of WW1 and the secret telegram which brought the USA into the conflict.
Interactive, multimedia storytelling is used to tell stories including how Direction Finding helped track the movements of German airships. A specially commissioned animated video shows how this new technology helped protect Britain from attack, using as an example the elimination of Zeppelin L21, which had dropped more than 14,000kg of bombs on Britain during ten raids.
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