By Harold Liberty
Whilst the stories of men such as Alan Turing and Dilly Knox and their Bletchley Park activities are relatively well known, many will not be aware of Brigadier John Tiltman. Almost a forgotten figure of the WWII Bletchley Park codebreakers, the role of Tiltman is explored here in detail in this hardback book along with his wider story.
The Forgotten Giant of Bletchley Park is an overdue biography which reveals that The Brig, as he was known, played a key role at Bletchley Park. After distinguished Great War military service, he established himself as a skilled codebreaker between the Wars, monitoring Russian and other unfriendly powers messages. During WWII he was regarded as the most versatile of cryptographers, cracking a range of codes including Japanese ones. He made the first breakthrough against the German High Command Lorenz system and what he found led to the creation of machines including Colossus, the first recognisable computer. His lack of recognition may be down to his apparent lack of association with Enigma but, in truth, he was closely involved at the start.
In addition to his cryptological brilliance, The Brig was a gifted communicator and team-builder whose character combined charm, intelligence, determination and common sense. He was key to building the special relationship with our American partners both during and after the war. Harold Libertys biography shines light on a man whose contribution was essential to Britains survival and triumph in WWII.
Size: 165x 248mmm, 228 pages, Hardback ISBN 9781399089616