Manufacturer to donate scanners and volunteers to Bletchley Park

HP offers aid to WWII code-crackers foundation

Hewlett Packard has donated a number of scanners to Bletchley Park in order to allow documents of the WWII code-breaking centre to be made available online.

The move will mean that over a million documents from the secret centre can be viewed digitally for the first time, including communication transcripts, memoranda and photos.

Simon Greenish, trust director of the Bletchley Park Trust, said: “There can be few archives which contain material that had such a profound impact on the world at the time and which is still relevant today. The project represents a considerable technical challenge and without the help from HP and the top end technology now in place, this project would not be happening.”

HP’s donation of scanners and volunteers is believed to be worth tens of thousands of pounds.

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