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WWII Code Breaking Secrets Revealed at Berwick, Victoria, Canada (Listen)

The Churchill Foundation of Vancouver Island listens to Bletchley Park codebreaker tell of meeting Churchill and other wartime tales.

Olive Bailey, centre, speaks with Edna Steel, left, and Lil Sotheran at Berwick HouseNinety one year old Olive Bailey, a former Bletchley Park codebreaker, gave a delightful presentation on a Wednesday this April in Victoria, B.C.

She was delightfully entertaining and very informative, sharing many personal anecdotes from her war years. Not only did Olive provide insights into the secret activities at Bletchley Park but she provided personal details that helped to place WW2 Great Britain into a much more personal context related from her own experiences. 

You can listen an interview with Olive Bailey by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) Gregor Craigie at CBC Podcast by following this link. Also, you can also read an article by Times Colonist reporter Sandra McCulloch at their website here. 

Churchill Foundation of Vancouver Island (CFVI) would like to thank Berwick House and Berwick Royal Oak for hosting these outstanding events and for supporting our foundation with a generous donation that will go to the CFVI scholarship fund.

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