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JRR Tolkien trained as British spy

September 16, 2009 at 9:52 am by Calisuri  - 

J.R.R. TolkienJRR Tolkien was secretly trained as a Government spy during the Second World War…

“Tolkien, one of his generation’s most respected linguists, was ”earmarked” to crack Nazi codes in the event that Germany declared war. Intelligence chiefs singled him and a ‘cadre’ of other intellectuals to work at Bletchley Park, the codebreaking centre in Buckinghamshire. Its staff – which included Alan Turing, the gay codebreaker – would later decipher the ‘impenetrable’ Enigma machines. This saved Britain from German conquest by allowing the Navy to intercept and destroy Hitler’s U-Boats.”

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Source: Telegraph.co.uk JRR Tolkien trained as British spy | Discuss

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