Gordon Welchman was a British mathematician and codebreaker who played an instrumental role in deciphering German Enigma codes during World War II, a feat which without his contribution could have lengthened the war by at least two years and claimed hundreds of thousands more lives. Despite this heroic achievement, he is little known today, overshadowed by the more celebrated figure of Alan Turing.
Welchman devised a code-breaking technique so potent that its wartime use at Bletchley Park remains classified to this day. His legacy, however, extends far beyond this period and continues to affect our lives in ways we may not even realise. A new documentary film tells the story of Welchman’s contributions to the war effort and his subsequent legacy; its title – ‘The Codebreaker Who Saved Millions’ – offers some indication as to just how important his work was.
Much like Turing developed the computer technology that now dominates our lives today, Welchman’s secret work in codebreaking and communications has had a profound influence on society. With access to previously unseen documents and interviews with those closest to him, viewers can gain an intimate insight into this most remarkable man’s incredible achievements. This is your chance to witness history being made while learning about one of World War II’s greatest unsung heroes, so don’t be left behind: watch The Codebreaker Who Saved Millions today!