New Exhibition Highlights Bletchley Park's Vital Role During D-Day
Organisers hope to emphasise how Bletchley Park's decoding and other intelligence helped shape D-Day.
The story of Bletchley Park's role in cracking of German codes on and in the build-up to D-Day is being told for the first time.
A new exhibition at the once-top-secret location highlights how intelligence was built ahead of the landings - not just through the interception of messages but also through spies on the ground, prisoners of war and aerial surveillance.
Recently unclassified documents show how codebreakers at Bletchley Park played a key role in producing a very detailed picture of northern France prior to D-Day.
A major part of the exhibition is an immersive 12-minute film, played across a 22-metre screen broken down into smaller viewing panels.
"This film has allowed us to show visually but also in a really layered-manner through media such as illustration, animation, archive/footage to really pull out the different strands," said exhibitions manager, Erica Munro.
"There's obviously the different sources of intelligence that fed into the intelligence picture."