The Secrets of Q Central PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Secrets of Q Central free pdf A quiet market town with no military presence was chosen as the secret communications centre for Britain as the country prepared for war with Germany in 1937. When hostilities began, 'Q Central' attracted a dozen other clandestine operations set up to defend the country or designed to confuse and undermine enemy morale. The headquarters of radar, RAF Group 60, also came to Leighton Buzzard to be hidden from German attack and to be close to the telephone and radio communications needed to run its vast chain of radar stations. These directed the defending fighters that saved the country in the Battle of Britain and then took the bombing war to Germany. Close by, for the same reasons of secrecy and safety, were the satellite stations of Bletchley Park, the now famous code-breaking centre- the Met Office at Dunstable, which gave the all clear for the D-Day landings- Black Ops units that set up false radio stations and wrote propaganda to confuse the enemy- and airfields used for dropping agents behind enemy lines. At Q Central itself was the largest telephone exchange in the world, with more than 1,000 teleprinters communicating with all the armed services in every theatre of war and directing the operations of the secret services. Now the restrictions of the Official Secrets Act have been lifted, enabling eight members of the Leighton Buzzard and District Archaeology and History Society to piece together this compelling story for the first time.

About Paul Brown

Paul Brown has beena journalist for 40 years and is the author of nine books. He chaired the eight members of the Leighton Buzzard and District Archaeology and History Society who painstakingly researched this untold story. Edwin Herbert is the author of "Risings and Rebellions 1919-39.""

Details Book

Author : Paul Brown
Publisher : The History Press Ltd
Data Published : 04 November 2014
ISBN : 0750960728
EAN : 9780750960724
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Secrets of Q Central



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Radar Days free pdfRadar Days

    It is now more than sixty years since radar began in Britain. In the intervening years. airborne radar has become one of the most important branches of civilian and military radar..


  • Steel and Tartan free pdfSteel and Tartan

    In the summer of 1914 Scotland prepared for war. Thousands of Scottish men of the Territorial Force rushed to their muster stations. eager to take the fight to the enemy. From the Highland market towns..


  • Public Enemy free pdfPublic Enemy

    Since the group s early career in 1982. Public Enemy has been the most musically and politically radical rap group in the country. Their sheer presence was revolutionary: from racially charged lyrics to the iconic b-boy in the crosshairs logo..


  • Pirate Radio and Video free pdfPirate Radio and Video

    Now that the FCC has changed the laws governing pirate radio and video stations. more and more people across the country are starting broadcasts from their homes. Of course transmitting equipment is very expensive..


  • Battle of Britain Voices free pdfBattle of Britain Voices

    July 1940. and Britain is the only European country which hasn't caved in to Hitler's Third Reich. Hitler's stated aim was to 'eliminate the English home country as a base for the continuation of the war against Germany'..


  • The Secrets of Q Central free pdfThe Secrets of Q Central

    . A quiet market town with no military presence was chosen as the secret communications centre for Britain as the country prepared for war with Germany in 1937. When hostilities began, 'Q Central' att