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Bletchley Park Presents: Peter Kornicki
Join Peter Kornicki, author of ‘Eavesdropping on the Emperor’, as he reveals the largely untold story of the Japanese attacks on British Malaya in 1941.

Several hours before the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Japanese troops were pouring ashore of British Malaya. They advanced rapidly down the peninsula and took the British naval base of Singapore in little more than two months.

How much of a surprise was all this and what preparations had been made for possible war with Japan? Had anybody been working on Japanese codes? Were there enough people available to translate documents captured on the battlefield, to listen in to Japanese pilots in the air and to interrogate prisoners of war?

In this riveting virtual talk, hosted by our Research Historian, Dr David Kenyon, you will learn how Bletchley Park and others tackled Japanese codes before and after the dramatic events of December 1941. Kornicki's presentation will be followed by a Q&A session where your questions will be answered live by Kornicki and Dr Kenyon.

Please note, this virtual talk will be recorded for training and monitoring purposes only. The recording will not be released following the event.

This talk is free but donations are welcome. As an independent museum, we rely on visitor income and the generosity of supporters. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted our resilience for the future. All our events involve a lot of time and work behind the scenes to plan and prepare. If you are able to give, we welcome donations of £5 for this event. Your donation will help us safeguard this remarkable site and continue the work of Bletchley Park Trust to reflect the outstanding achievements of the Codebreakers.

Dec 8, 2021 01:00 PM in London

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