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Spring back to 1945 – Danesfield House, eyes to Bletchley Park’s ears

March 10 at 3:30 pm

Danesfield Marlow in 1945

Danesfield House is steeped in history and none more important than that of the war years, 1941–1945, when Danesfield House was requisitioned and became RAF Medmenham. Join us for an afternoon tea, see fascinating artefacts and listen whilst Karl Thompson, Medmenham Museum Curator, relays stories of the Battle of the V-Weapons and the Battle of the Beams, highlighting how Danesfield House and Bletchley Park were employed together to answer Churchill’s critical intelligence needs.

These captivating stories will include a run through of a typical mission from task to report concluding with how the relationships and methods developed then are still in use today. We will also be joined by Dr David Kenyon, Research Historian at Bletchley Park. The Government Code and Cipher School (GC & CS) which was based at Bletchley Park from 1939-1946, was responsible for the interception of enemy communications and for breaking the codes used in them. Along with Medmenham it formed one of the key pillars of the Allied intelligence effort.

David will be able to tell the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) side of the WW2 intelligence story. There will also be an opportunity to discuss with Karl and David questions relating to RAF Medmenham and Bletchley Park during the afternoon.

Sunday 10th March 3:30pm
£49.00 per person
Children 0-5 yrs complimentary
6-12 yrs £22.50 per child

To book please call the Events Team 01628 897601 or email events@danesfieldhouse.co.uk

Details

Date:
March 10
Time:
3:30 pm
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Venue

Danesfield House Hotel and Spa
Henley Road
Marlow, SL7 2EY
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Phone:
01628 891010
Website:
https://danesfieldhouse.co.uk