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Bletchley Park played a key role in the D Day preparations and actions. Here you can read minute-by-minute decrypts of the Germans' messages as the invasion unfolded on that crucial day.

https://twitter.com/bletchleypark

here is a glossary to help understand the messages:

https://bletchleypark.org.uk/news/glossary-of-terms
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Bletchley Park played a key role in the D Day preparations and actions. Here you can read minute-by-minute decrypts of the German's messages as the invasion unfolded on that crucial day.

https://twitter.com/bletchleypark
For a bit of fun, here's a picture I took of the Collossus replica way back in 2013:

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For a bit of fun, here's a picture I took of the Collossus replica way back in 2013:

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very similar to the TSR mainframe
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very similar to the TSR mainframe
That explains a helluva lot.
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Now look at Europe

Ethnically cleansed by diversity
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Let's face it, it was a hell of an advantage to be able to read Nazi communications without their knowledge. Every time a division was moved from A to B we would know, that was invaluable. Amazing how the Allies managed to keep the Normandy destination a secret, they even dropped a dead body behind the lines with fake plans to divert their gaze in their many efforts to keep them in the dark. Of course, the family of the body sacrificed were involved.

Kids wandering around moaning about how life is so much harder on them than previous generations (I just can't buy a house, man...) ought to be made to time travel back to the Normandy beaches or WW! trenches to have some sense of realism instilled into their idealistic mumbo-jumbo. Admittedly, it's all the wind-up merchants and political quacks that make them have such a twisted view of the world but still...
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Kids wandering around moaning about how life is so much harder on them than previous generations (I just can't buy a house, man...) ought to be made to time travel back to the Normandy beaches or WW! trenches to have some sense of realism instilled into their idealistic mumbo-jumbo. Admittedly, it's all the wind-up merchants and political quacks that make them have such a twisted view of the world but still...
I'm not sure where to begin with how ridiculous, not to mention offensive, such a comparison is...

Also you do know a fair whack of the war was fought over ideals right?
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Let's face it, it was a hell of an advantage to be able to read Nazi communications without their knowledge. Every time a division was moved from A to B we would know, that was invaluable. Amazing how the Allies managed to keep the Normandy destination a secret, they even dropped a dead body behind the lines with fake plans to divert their gaze in their many efforts to keep them in the dark. Of course, the family of the body sacrificed were involved.

Kids wandering around moaning about how life is so much harder on them than previous generations (I just can't buy a house, man...) ought to be made to time travel back to the Normandy beaches or WW! trenches to have some sense of realism instilled into their idealistic mumbo-jumbo. Admittedly, it's all the wind-up merchants and political quacks that make them have such a twisted view of the world but still...
the previous year similar preparations were made to disguise the invasion of Sicily ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Barclay ). the lessons were well learned for Operation Overlord.
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Let's face it, it was a hell of an advantage to be able to read Nazi communications without their knowledge. Every time a division was moved from A to B we would know, that was invaluable. Amazing how the Allies managed to keep the Normandy destination a secret, they even dropped a dead body behind the lines with fake plans to divert their gaze in their many efforts to keep them in the dark. Of course, the family of the body sacrificed were involved.

Kids wandering around moaning about how life is so much harder on them than previous generations (I just can't buy a house, man...) ought to be made to time travel back to the Normandy beaches or WW! trenches to have some sense of realism instilled into their idealistic mumbo-jumbo. Admittedly, it's all the wind-up merchants and political quacks that make them have such a twisted view of the world but still...
Gah! If we send those pesky millennials back to fight a war they'll all come back with realistic ideals!

Those brave men and women who were involved in the first and second world war sacrificed their lives so that people would have their own lives, free of a German oppression, and to be able to use that freedom however they see fit within the confines of the law! If that includes whinging about the poor housing market and shambles of an economy then let them! I'd rather have a march on Downing Street about a weak economy than a march on downing street by enemy soldiers who intend to conquer the country!

Sending children into a war zone won't "Instill realism into their idealistic mumbo jumbo" it will scar them for life. That was one of the biggest impacts of the world wars was the damage it did to the brave men and women mentally as well as physically, and that was in a time where we weren't as sympathetic towards mental health as we are today! Yes there are maybe some extreme circumstances in the modern world of a little bit too much bubble wrap but we've learnt from the challenges of the past and come to accept that mental health is just as important as physical health to our well-being.

And if you want to look at the reason why they're complaining it's so much harder is that the generation before them could easily afford a house and to have live comfortably with a couple of kids in a nice area on a job that if you were willing to put the graft in to get was there. With the state of the current economy you have to put in a considerable amount more graft to get that job, it won't pay enough to cover your mortgage and it's at risk of disappearing because of fear-mongering about a referendum that has rocked a countries economy to the core, despite the result not actually having happened!
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Those brave men and women who were involved in the first and second world war sacrificed their lives so that people would have their own lives, free of a German oppression,
Whilst i completely agree with your post its worth mentioning that a not insignificant reason for Britain and then Americas entry into the war was to maintain our predominance. Britain has had one single immutable foreign policy objective for centuries and that is that no one power should ever dominate Europe, be it Franc, Spain, Austria, Russia or indeed Germany. Whilst ideals and the desire not to become a German colony were major reasons we shouldnt forget a major reason why we entered in the first place.
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