WINTER LECTURE SERIES 2012 / 2013
Released : Aug 2, 2012
Bletchley Parkís Winter Lecture Series 2012 / 2013 features stories including the Perfect Nazi, a spying arm of the British Army in Cold War Germany and Hitlerís so-called impregnable Atlantic wall, as well as many more fascinating tales and talks.
The series kicks off with a lecture by Bob Horner on the people of Malta's collective George Cross. What did the people of Malta endure to justify such an award and how did the services and Merchant Navy help? Bob will explain and relate the extraordinary story of two and a half torrid years. Bobís talk is on 11th October 2012.
In 1926, at the age of 20, a trainee dentist called Bruno Langbehn joined the Nazi Party. Eighty years on, his British grandson was appalled when he found out, and began a quest. Martin Davidson tells the story of the Perfect Nazi on 10th January 2013.
On 14th March 2013, Chris Shaw will talk about German concrete defences in the Channel Islands, Hitlerís so-called Atlantic Wall, which stretched from Norway to Spain.
This is just a taste of whatís in store during this yearís Winter Lecture Series at Bletchley Park. To find out more visit www.bletchleypark.org.uk Tickets cost £10 for one lecture or £50 for the whole series.
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Notes to Editors
1. Bletchley Park is the Home of the Codebreakers - where during World War 2 top secret codebreaking work was carried out on behalf of the Allies. It is said that the work carried out at Bletchley Park helped shorten the war by as much as two years.
2. The Bletchley Park Trust was formed in 1992 to save the historic site from being lost to development. Bletchley Park has since opened to the public as a heritage site and museum. The present mission of the Trust is to preserve and develop Bletchley Park as a world-class museum, heritage site and education centre in order to enhance the understanding of the critical contribution of codebreaking and intelligence in World War II, the birth of computing and electronic security, and how these unique achievements remain relevant today. Bletchley Park is open daily except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Yearís Day.
3. Admission to Bletchley Park costs £12. Concessions £10, children 12-16 £6, family discount ticket £26. A ticket is valid for a year. An additional one-day pass to the Colossus and Tunny galleries operated by the National Museum of Computing can be obtained at the gate for £2, concessions and children 13-16 £1.
4. Bletchley Park Trust has initiated a major project to preserve the historic buildings on the site, to develop a world- class museum on codebreaking and the development of computers. Further investment is needed to bring these plans to fruition.
5. Contact: Katherine Lynch, Media Manager, 01908 272665 email@example.com