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HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY : Trent Park's Very Secret War - Bugging the Nazis in WW2

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HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY : Trent Park's Very Secret War - Bugging the Nazis in WW2

Time: October 9, 2019 from 8pm to 9pm
Location: UNION CHURCH HALL
Street: Corner of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park
City/Town: Hornsey N8 9PX
Website or Map: https://bit.ly/2Lh7rkf
Event Type: talk
Organized By: Deirdre Stowell-Smith
Latest Activity: Aug 23

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Dr Helen Fry has written extensively on the Second World War and her talk will focus on the British intelligence operation at Trent Park.  During the war, British intelligence bugged the conversations of German prisoners-of-war at three stately houses, including Trent Park in north London. Thousands of prisoners passed through the clandestine centre at Trent Park from 1939-1942, then from 1942 it was reserved for Hitler’s captured Generals.
For over 60 years the secret listeners working for British Intelligence (German-Jewish émigrés who had fled Hitler) never spoke about their work, not even to their families. They died, little knowing that they, alongside Bletchley Park, shortened the war. Having worked through the declassified files, historian Helen Fry sheds light on one of the little-known, but greatest deception of WWII.

Doors open at 7.30pm for the sale of refreshments and publications and close at 8pm. The main doors have to be closed at that time for security reasons, so anyone arriving after then will be unable to gain access.
A donation of £2 is requested from non-members.

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