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Station X (1999)

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The story of the Second World War codebreakers at a top-secret establishment 50 miles north of London.

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The story of the Second World War codebreakers at a top-secret establishment 50 miles north of London.

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Fascinating, one of the best documentaries made
31 January 2005 | by (Tamworth, Staffs, England) – See all my reviews

This film tells the often neglected story of the amazing people of Bletchley Park who snipped a few years off WW2 and undoubtedly saved many thousands of lives in the process. If that's not a story worth telling I don't know what is.

This is the standard by which factual documentaries should be set.

I sat fascinated by each scene. This story went untold for too long.

I have recently been to Bletchley Park and would recommend a visit to anyone with an interest in Code Breaking or WW2 or computing in general. As Bletchley is the home of the very first programmable computer ever made. There are many volunteers who give their own time to keep this important piece of history alive and I commend them for all their effort. Please go and support them.

Apart from the technical details, given in detail and in lay mans terms, it is a very human story telling how many different types of people, and Americans worked together to a very important ends.

It also tells the tragic tale of Alan Turin, possibly the greatest mathematician of the 20th Century.

If you have the patience and intelligence to appreciate then you will be rewarded.

I hope a DVD version is soon released.


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