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Whaddon Hall: 'The third leg of the Bletchley story'

May 9th, 2016

Episode 953 of 1744 episodes

Whaddon Hall in Buckinghamshire was used for code breaking during World War 2. It was from there that secret messages were sent to secret agents behind enemy lines and to military commanders at the front. Today the village of Whaddon will commemorate the very first message it received. Geoffrey Pidgeon who worked there during WW2 and Martyn Cox, co-founder of Secret WW2 Learning Network explained Whaddon Hall's significance in breaking code during the war.

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