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Tour BuckinghamshireBuckinghamshire (Pevsner Buildings of England S.) This completely new edition reveals a county of contrasts. The semi-rural suburbia of outer-Outer London, with its important early Modern Movement houses, is counterbalanced by magnificent mansions and parks, like idyllic Stowe and the Rothschilds' extravaganza at Waddesdon. The Saxon Church at Wing, the exquisite seventeenth-century Winslow Hall, and Slough's twentieth-century factories all contribute to Buckinghamshire's rich inheritance. In this new edition, the unspoilt centres of small towns, like Amersham and Buckingham, are revisited and Milton Keynes, Britain's last and most ambitious New Town, is explained and explored. The rich diversity of rural buildings, built of stone, brick, timber, and even earth, is investigated with scholarship and discrimination. This accessible and comprehensive guide is prefaced by an illuminating introduction and has many excellent illustrations, plans and maps.

Bletchley Parks Greatest SecretColossus: Bletchley Park's Greatest Secret Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire. In 1940, almost a year after the outbreak of the Second World War, Allied radio operators at an interception station in South London began picking up messages in a strange new code. Traffic in this new encryption increased dramatically and Bletchley Park codebreakers worked furiously to decipher the code that held the key to the secrets of Nazi high command. The codebreakers used science, maths, innovation and improvisation to invent an entirely new machine: Colossus. Colossus was Instrumental in several extraordinary breakthroughs: It revealed that Hitler had no intention of abandoning Italy to the Allies; It revealed how much the Nazis had been duped by the D-Day deception (they believed the Allies would invade at Calais and were tactically unprepared for invasion at Normandy, so couldn't deploy tanks in time); It monitored the locations of Nazi military troops in northwestern and southern Europe; It revealed the degree to which Germans has succeeded in breaking Allied codes What these codebreakers didn't realize was that they had fashioned the world's first true computer. When the war ended, this incredible invention was dismantled and hidden away for almost fifty years. With access to previously classified files, Paul Gannon has pieced together the tremendous story of what is now recognized as the greatest secret of Bletchley Park.

Walking in BuckinghamshireWalking in Buckinghamshire (A Cicerone Guide) Right on the doorstep of London and southeast England, Buckinghamshire has a wide range of countryside and walking. The county has much in store for the walker, not only in diverse landscapes, but also its long history, large mansions and ancient churchs, give the county its range of interests and pleasures. With well-marked paths and bridleways, and active local groups successfully sustaining the environment, there is much to see and do. This guidebook provides 32 walks throughout the county. They are generally easy walks, suitable for families, and details of refreshments and access are provided. Tour Buckinghamshire.

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