Chris Johnston Admiralty Room 40

Admiralty Room 40

the real birthplace of Bletchley Park

Our Speaker: our own Chris Johnston

Saturday May 12, 2018

11:30 Social 12:00 Luncheon

Horseshoe Bend Country Club

2100 Steeplechase Ln, Roswell, GA 30076

 (770) 992-2310

The codebreaking and intelligence miracles worked during World War 2 at Bletchley Park have been splashed across the media for decades. 

Most of the accounts give the impression that Bletchley Park was designed on a blanksheet of paper shortly before the war began.

Not so! 

The foundation of Bletchley Park was the Admiralty's Room 40 during  World War 1, and many keyplayers at Bletchley Park were Room 40 alumni. Also largely underreported is Winston Churchill's relationship with Room 40.

This lecture will cover Room 40's establishment and operation during World War 1, illustrating how it set the stage for Bletchley Park. It will also cover Winston Churchill's role in establishing Room 40 and his obsession with secrecy that diminished the use of the intelligence gained by Room 40.

Admiral Sir Reginald “Blinker” Hall, founder of Room 40

The price for this luncheon and lecture is $25 pp for members in advance, $30 non-members, additional $5 at the door. Lunch will include: 

 Chef’s Assortment of Hand Rolled Tortilla Wrap Sandwich Selection: 

Grilled Balsamic Marinated Vegetables with Basil Aioli 

Roast Beef, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion with Horseradish Dressing 

German Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Greek Salad, Potato Chips 

Assorted Fresh Baked Cookie   

Coffee, tea, and ice tea are included.

Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages will be available from a cash bar.

Reservations required. 

Please RSVP to Maria Richmond:

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Checks should be sent in advance to:

Winston Churchill Society of Georgia

 c/o Maria Richmond 1342 Wyntercreek Lane

Dunwoody, GA 30338.

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