What shortened WW2 by 2 years?

Discussion in 'Top Secret' started by geoff501, May 31, 2008.

  1. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    It's been said, by those who probably know best, that it shortened the war by up to 2 years, D-Day would have probably been delayed by one year and there is a possibility that an atomic bomb would have been dropped on Berlin without this achievement:

    Another place due to close.

    Petition to: Save Bletchley Park.
     
  2. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    Done, don't know if it will help though.
     
  3. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Just signed, hope it does some good.
     
  4. Gibbo

    Gibbo Senior Member

    Thanks for the link. I didn't even know that there was a threat to Bletchley Park but have now signed the petition.
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    This cropped up elsewhere recently, the need for cash is plain all around such a large site.
    My feeling is that the best real assistance we can offer to Bletchley is to visit it more often:

    Bletchley Park

    It's a fascinating place in a very accessible location, and well worth a trip.

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  6. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    Signed, Really hope that it helps.

    Donnie
     
  7. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Maybe we should be petitioning Bill Gates directly and not the clowns that run his charity.

    We should be sending emails to influential newspapers in the US to try and drum up support for the place that saved so many American lives.
     
  8. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Signed.
    Why wouldn't the National Lottery help fund them?
     
  9. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Signed.
    Only really knew about Bletchley through Robert Harris's excellent book 'Enigma'.
     
  10. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Signed.
    Only really knew about Bletchley thou Robert Harris's excellent book 'Enigma'.

    Never bothered to read this when the fact is more fascinating than the fiction (were the villains in this Polish, when in reality they were really great heroes?) Hope you don't like the movie also, and the Hollywood c**p.

    There is a new book out on the real Enigma capture- it's advertised on the BP website. I don't know much about it but it should be better than fiction, Hollywood or otherwise.

    BP have a tough job on. They can get maybe 600k on the gate and really need 5-6M to stabilize the place and perhaps 1-2M per year to run it. If they don't get lottery or Gates then I think they will have to sell off more and see housing built. The building recession should slow this down a bit. Looks like there is a good man in charge, so lets hope they make it and Tony Sale's work is not lost forever.
     
  11. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Never bothered to read this when the fact is more fascinating than the fiction (were the villains in this Polish, when in reality they were really great heroes?) Hope you don't like the movie also, and the Hollywood c**p.

    There is a new book out on the real Enigma capture- it's advertised on the BP website. I don't know much about it but it should be better than fiction, Hollywood or otherwise.


    Thought the film was crap and so it is no reflection of the book. The book is so very well written and you can learn a lot through a well researched bit of fiction. Robert Harris was no way slighting the work of the Polish. You should read the book, Geoff.
    Yes, real life is so much more interesting. I love aircraft but it's the men who flew in them that matter. Without them it would mean nothing.
     
  12. marek_pk

    marek_pk Senior Member

    Signed.

    Only up to 2480, not very many.
     
  13. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    One more.
    dbf
     
  14. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Governments response to the above petition.



    Tuesday 25 August 2009 BletchleyPark - epetition response

    We received a petition asking:“We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to save Bletchley Park.”

    Details of Petition:

    “As has been reported elsewhere, Bletchley Park “have two to three more years of survival”. The Bletchley Park Trust receives no external funding. It has been deemed ineligible for funding by the National Lottery, and turned down by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Please do not allow this crucial piece of both British and World culture to disappear. If ever an example were needed of Britain leading the world, this surely would be it. To allow it to fall into the hands of developers would be simply unconscionable.”

    · Read the petition
    · Petitions homepage

    Read the Government’s response

    Thank you for your e-petition.
    The Government agrees that the buildings on the Bletchley Park site are of significant historic importance and, although recognising the excellent work being carried out there, at present it has no plans, nor the resources, to extend its sponsorship of museums and galleries beyond the present number.
    A number of things are being done to help Bletchley Park.

    English Heritage, Milton Keynes Council and English Partnerships have worked jointly with the Trust that runs the Park to prepare a Conservation Management Plan for the site. English Partnerships has acquired some parts of the site and will ensure that any development of these areas is planned and delivered in a way that reflects the important historical nature of the Park. English Partnerships has also invested in the core site and contributed funds towards an emergency repair programme on Block D, the largest derelict wartime building in Britain, and is planning to undertake further substantial works to sensitively refurbish this important listed building.

    The Heritage Lottery Fund’s regional development team, along with the DCMS sponsored Museums, Libraries and Archives Council in the South East have been in regular contact with the Bletchley Park Trust, offering advice and guidance on how best to put together a robust application for funding. In addition, the Trust has now made a further application to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
    In November 2008 English Heritage announced the award of a grant of £330,000 to Bletchley Park to cover urgently needed repairs to the roof, and in March of this year it was announced that Milton Keynes Council, in partnership with English Heritage, will provide a further £600,000 for critical restoration work.
     
  15. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    So it looks like it will be saved then?
     

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