How was Bletchley Park made as an organization? How was signals
intelligence constructed as a field? What was Bletchley Park's
culture and how was its work co-ordinated? Bletchley Park was not
just the home of geniuses such as Alan Turing, it was also the
workplace of thousands of other people, mostly women, and their
organization was a key component in the cracking of Enigma.
Challenging many popular perceptions, this book examines the
hitherto unexamined complexities of how 10,000 people were brought
together in complete secrecy during World War II to work on
ciphers. Unlike most organizational studies, this book decodes,
rather than encodes, the processes of organization and examines the
structures, cultures and the work itself of Bletchley Park using
archive and oral history sources. Organization theorists,
intelligence historians and general readers alike will find in this
book a challenge to their preconceptions of both Bletchley Park and
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