Images of the National Archive: Code Breakers written by Stephen Twigge and published by Pen and Sword Books

This is a really fascinating book from start to finish. This book takes a look at codes, ciphering, breaking the codes and a good bit about where, and the people who did the work. I’ve always admired the people of Bletchley Park, they are like the unsung heroes of World War Two. I even went to visit Bletchley Park last year and the place and its exhibits are amazing and very compelling, somewhere I would definitely recommend everyone goes to visit. In fact I was probably there the best part of one day but could happily gone back for another day. The book takes us on a journey from the days of Elizabeth the first right up through to the Cold War, but probably concentrates most on WW2, where it had its biggest effect.

The book is very well researched indeed by the author Stephen Twigge, and it is written very comprehensively. The book is packed with a lot of photographs and pictures of relevant documents and various machines. Like the Bletchley Park this book is very definitely well worth a visit and I would recommend it to all.

By Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.