The Autobiography Of Billy Hardcastle

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: War and Military  |  House: Booksie Classic
Bletchley Park in North Buckinghamshire is the location for World War Two's ULTRA SECRET decoding centre where the German Enigma Code was broken. In the early 1970's I lived in Bletchley Park for three years and have used my time in what was then a teacher training college as background for my story's setting. Everything else is pure fiction.

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Enigma Granddad

Submitted: January 30, 2017

When my grandfather died I cried. Twenty-nine years old and proud of success in my chosen career yet I cried like a little chil... Read Chapter

The Enigma Is Broken - Or Is It ?

Submitted: January 30, 2017

So David let me see if I can wipe away some of the enigma that has surrounded you old Granddad for too many years.  When you ha... Read Chapter

Flying Officer William Hardcastle

Submitted: January 30, 2017

He was never in the RAF ! I paused in my reading.  The whole family knew that Billy Hardcastle spent his war years at Bletc... Read Chapter

Colonel James Cartwight

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Only two people in the entire world knew all I am about to tell you.  I say KNEW in the past tense as both died many years ago.... Read Chapter

SOE Basic Training

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SOE said it was basic training but it was pretty advanced to me. David, I am not boring you with this long introduction am I ?&n... Read Chapter

The Mission Is Introduced

Submitted: January 30, 2017

So David, that brings me to the end of the introduction. Is my story interesting you ? I do hope so. Every word of it is true, you d... Read Chapter

Wolfgang Dedrik and Sasha

Submitted: January 30, 2017

SOE, Special Operations Executive had been Churchill's brainchild and Bletchley Park with all of its ultra secrets was dear to his h... Read Chapter

Hound, Puppydog and Pussycat

Submitted: January 30, 2017

The Lysander was due to take off at nine o'clock.  It would be a two hour flight. France is always one hour ahead in time so we... Read Chapter

Oberstumfuhrer Helmutt Schneider

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We both slept well in our new billet that first night. I wondered how Pussycat was getting on. Breakfast was a feast, Germany did no... Read Chapter

Sturmbannfuhrer Muller

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I had wanted to put Oberstumfuhrer Helmutt Schneider's face on the fighter pilot who had murdered my friends but I liked Helmut. Eve... Read Chapter

The Final Enigma

Submitted: January 30, 2017

Well Granddad the name by which I knew you all my life was certainly accurate - ENIGMA GRANDDAD. You clearly did not die at the Gest... Read Chapter