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Britain's Kate Views Bletchley Park Codebreaker Exhibit for D-Day

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7Dnews London

Tue, 14 May 2019 21:27 GMT

Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, travelled on Tuesday, May 14th, to the old home of Britain's World War II codebreakers, and where her own grandmother worked, visiting an exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.

According to Reuters, the historic site in Milton Keynes is where mathematician Alan Turing cracked Nazi Germany's "unbreakable" Enigma code. 

"D-Day: Interception, Intelligence, Invasion", held in the Tele-printer Building where codebreakers worked on intercepted messages, features an immersive film, shown on a giant curved screen, based on newly declassified information showing how Bletchley Park helped in the planning of the allied landings in France in June 1944. 

On a previous visit in 2014, Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, met veteran codebreakers who worked alongside her late grandmother, Valerie Glassborow and her twin sister. 


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