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98-Year Old American WWII Hero Meets 98-Year Old British Intelligence Decoder from WWII

What an incredible meeting between two 98-year-old military heroes. We all know Mr. Clanton, United States war hero who landed on Omaha Beach during D-Day, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and ultimately helped lead the Allies to victory. Meet Betty Webb, a British Veteran who served in British Military Intelligence and worked at the top secret decoding campus, Bletchley Park.

Comprised of 70% women, more than 10,000 members of the intelligence community worked at Bletchley during the height of WWII. Bletchley was the braintrust of Winston Churchill, and the first computer was developed here. The team at Bletchley Park managed to crack the previously unbreakable German Enigma code, which experts believe shortened the duration of the war by 2-4 years.

On D-Day specifically, intelligence gathered at Bletchley allowed the Allies to understand the locations of German fighting positions along the French coastline, along with other critical intelligence. Most Americans don’t know anything about Bletchley Park. We visited with Betty as she explained what she did here at Bletchley. Simply an amazing women!!

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