Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Honored Allies Wednesday: Helene Aldwinckle (United Kingdom)

 
                    Helene Aldwinckle

Born  Helene Lovie Taylor in Scotland, Helene would grow up in a working class family and would later study French and English at the University of Aberdeen.   After several years of study she would be introduced to the Foreign Office for service to her country during WWII due to her incredible memory and study of languages.  She would then find herself serving as a code-breaker at Bletchley Park for the duration of the war.  She received France's highest honor for her wartime duty on July 19, 2019.

May you be at peace,
Brian

 
Block D(6) Quiet Room – A rare wartime picture taken at Bletchley Park shows Helene Taylor on the left, working alongside one of the Americans she had trained.

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