SP8634 : "Hut 3", Bletchley Park

near to Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Great Britain

"Hut 3", Bletchley Park
"Hut 3", Bletchley Park
Originally the home of the financier and Liberal MP, Sir Herbert Samuel Leon (18501926), the Bletchley Park estate passed out of the Leon family in 1937. During World War II the estate became the site of the UK's main decryption effort, becoming known as Station X. It was here that the codes and ciphers of several Axis countries were decrypted, most important being the ciphers generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines.

Some 9,000 people were working at Bletchley Park at the height of the code breaking efforts, many of the teams being housed in temporary huts designated by numbers - Hut 6 housed the team tasked with the breaking into German Army and Air Force Enigma enciphered wireless traffic. The adjacent Hut 3, shown here, handled the translation and intelligence analysis of the raw decrypts provided by Hut 6.

See also . . .

SP8634 : "Huts 3, 6 & 1", Bletchley Park; SP8634 : "Hut 6", Bletchley Park;
SP8634 : "Hut 1", Bletchley Park; SP8634 : "Hut 8", Bletchley Park;
SP8634 : "Hut 8", Bletchley Park; SP8634 : "Hut 8", Bletchley Park
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