14 January 2019, 7pm
55 Princess Gate
London SW7 2PN
Historian Dermot Turing, nephew of Alan Turing tells the remarkable untold story of the French and Polish codebreakers in Occupied Europe who worked alongside Britain’s finest minds at Bletchley Park to unravel the Enigma Machine.
X Y & Z describes how French, British and Polish secret services came together to unravel the Enigma machine. It tells of how, under the noses of the Germans, Enigma code-breaking continued in Vichy France. And how code-breakers from Poland continued their work while watching the USSR’s first steps of the Cold War.
Based on original research and newly released documents, X Y & Z is the exhilarating story of those who risked their lives to protect the greatest secret of World War Two.
The story starts in 1932 when in the bathroom of a Belgian hotel, a French Spymaster photographs secret documents – operating instructions of the cipher machine, Enigma. A few weeks later a mathematician in Warsaw begins to decipher the coded communications of the Third Reich and lay the foundation of the code-breaking operation at Bletchley Park. This is their story……