The theft from Bletchley Park in 2000 of the legendary Enigma machine, the device used by the Allies to decode German messages during World War II, was an altogether novel and frightening twist on recent history. Closely followed by the British media, the theft of the Enigma machine was later revealed to be part of a well--orchestrated hate campaign against Bletchley Parka s new director, Christine Large. Hijacking Enigma is her story, a harrowing insidera s look at whata s ita s like to be at the centre of a complex cat--and--mouse game and media frenzy.
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Author Biography - Christine Large
Christine Large continues a line of individualistic Bletchley Park directors. Her career began with a law degree and includes private sector business roles and voluntary work. She has been employed by the National Federation of Women's Institutes, has been a university lecturer in business studies, a CBI London council member, chaired the governing body of London's largest state primary school and chaired a national charity. She helped Bletchley Park as a volunteer for eighteen months before being appointed its director in 1998. Christine's mother--in--law worked at Bletchley Park during the war and her father--in--law retrieved Allied spies from overseas for Special Operations Executive. Her mission is to build on the codebreaking pioneers' work, transforming the site into a heritage park famed for education and technology innovation. Christine lives in London and is married with two daughters. Her hobbies include playing the cello and learning Russian.