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  • The Road to Station X

  • From Debutante Ball to Fighter-Plane Factory to Bletchley Park: A Memoir of One Woman’s Journey Through World War Two
  • By: Sarah Baring
  • Narrated by: Polly Lee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical

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Publisher's Summary

In 1938, Sarah Baring was enjoying life as a young debutante. Only a few years later, at the height of World War Two, she was working alongside some of the greatest minds of Britain in their code-breaking operations at Bletchley Park.

How did she end up in the top-secret world of cyphers and codes?

Like many young men and women across all levels of British society, the outbreak of war in 1939 dramatically altered the course of Sarah's life.

Knowing that she could not stand by while others were enlisting, she left her position in Vogue magazine and signed up to work as a telephonist at an Air Raid Precautions Centre before working in a fighter plane factory to do her bit.

Yet, after just a few months, she was requested to leave the factory behind and was thrust into the world of intelligence, code-breaking, and huge computers, rubbing shoulders with awkward geniuses like Alan Turing.

The Road to Station X provides a window into the life of a young woman who shifted from being a carefree debutante to factory girl to working with code-breakers in Bletchley Park as a result of the turbulent events of World War Two.

©2000 Edward Baring (P)2021 Tantor

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