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Watch now: Jerry Roberts’ codebreaking talk

17 March 2009

Captain Jerry Roberts, UCL German alumnus and Second-World-War codebreaker, spoke at UCL on 11 March 2009 about his experiences breaking the ‘Tunny’ code at Bletchley Park: a much more complex machine than the better-known ‘Enigma’.

Captain Roberts delivered his talk - ‘My Top-Secret Codebreaking During World War II: The Last British Survivor of Bletchley Park’s Testery’ - to a full house, and there were a further 500 people on the waiting list. Guests comprised UCL alumni, staff, students and members of the public, including members of the ‘Save Bletchley Park’ campaign.

Watch the lecture in full below.

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