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Our Namesake: Google visits Station10

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For those of you who don’t know, Station 10 was the name given to the British government’s top-secret codebreaking centre at Bletchley Park during World War II. Famously and crucially this was where the German army’s Enigma code was broken, and where some of the country’s leading intelligence mathematicians worked on analysing data.

It was also the inspiration for our own name, as we provide customer analytics and insight solutions from otherwise indecipherable data.

Google have photographed and recorded the Bletchley Park site as part of their Street View image library. It’s one of only a few historical sites to be been recorded in this way.

As reported in the Telegraph, this is part of a campaign to restore C Block (where much of the original codebreaking work took place) and prevent it from falling into disrepair. The campaign also supports the Bletchley Park Trust in their work to restore the original buildings and build a visitor centre.

This is an excellent enterprise to maintain such a cornerstone of intelligence history, not just for the nation but for the world.

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