Sunday, August 26, 2007

Britain's secret post office

Can you keep a secret?

The Bletchley Park, England post office went undercover during the Second World War when it served as a mailroom for the 12,000 people involved in breaking German and Japanese codes using a captured German "Enigma" machine.
Thanks to them, Allied Forces were provided with vital information that probably shortened the war by 2-3 years thus saving millions of lives...on all sides.
"The secret was so well kept that the majority of those that worked there said nothing about their work until a 1998 TV documentary revealed all," according to a write-up on its Web site.
Today, it is open to the public and is a re-creation of how it looked in the 1940’s. It also publishers a number of limited edition first day covers.
To visit the Bletchley Park post office Web site, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM