Oral History interview
Madeleine McDonald worked on the Bombe machines in Hut 11 at Bletchley Park between 1942 and 1945.
All those involved in the intelligence gathering and codebreaking work that took place at Bletchley Park signed the Official Secrets Act and maintained secrecy about their wartime activity for thirty years.
The work carried out at Bletchley Park is credited with shortening the war by two years. In addition, Bletchley Park is now regarded as the birthplace of the world’s first electronic computer.
Recording made on 29th October 2009 in Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire.