It’s a long way from Google’s HQ in California but the Internet search giant is taking a keen interest in the preservation of Bletchley Park, near Milton Keynes. During WWII, this was the centre of Britain’s operation to intercept and crack the coded messages from German high command. Their successes are thought to have shortened the war by at least two years.
The work of the Alan Turing and colleagues and colleagues at Bletchley Park invented the first computers and formed a central foundation for all computing technology including the algorithms that underpin Google’s internet search engine and the page-ranking technology.
“I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that without Alan Turing, Google in the form we know it would not exist,” said Peter Barron, head of external relations for Google in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Google is now helping to by purchasing key papers and starting a fund for the restoration of the derelict Block C.
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