The Wrens and the Wireless War

24 August 2021 | By Infolass | Filed in: On-line Event.

Date(s) - 24/08/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Peter Hore has researched members of the Women’s Royal Naval Service who worked at wireless intercept stations during WW2 in his book Bletchley Park’s Secret Source: Churchill’s Wrens and the Y Service in World War 11 (2021) . They logged messages from German, Italian and Japanese radio networks, many of which were sent to the codebreaking station, Bletchley Park, where they were deciphered, translated and consolidated to build knowledge of the enemy’s movements and intentions.

In this session, hear the incredible stories, including that of some Australians who contributed to an unknown story of over 75 years ago. Peter will also discuss his research strategy and tips for finding women in the archives.

Registration essential. A link will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Presented by Yarra Plenty Regional Library in partnership with Eastern Regional Libraries and Melton Library, Melbourne, Victoria.


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