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Sunday, June 6, 2010


Simon Greenish, CEO of the Bletchley Park Trust, said the plan was for the centre's entire archive to be digitised.  A time-consuming project, the first stage alone is expected to take three years. 

It could have been started five years ago, but the Trust has lacked the funding.   Now, electronics company Hewlett-Packard has donated a number of scanners to the centre in Milton Keynes so volunteers can begin the ground-breaking task.
During World War Two, Bletchley Park was home to more than 10,000 men and women who decoded encrypted German messages. Many of the records at the once-secret centre have not been touched for years.

The centre believes there is a good chance that once the papers are scanned and deciphered, previously untold stories will be revealed.

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