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‘She played it down’: Bletchley Park codebreaker dies at 99

Margaret Betts, of Ipswich, was headhunted in 1942 to decipher enemy communications during WW2

One of the last surviving female Bletchley Park codebreakers, who worked helping to decipher enemy communications during the second world war, has died aged 99.

Margaret Betts, of Ipswich, Suffolk, was 19 when she was headhunted by “men from the ministry”, having performed well at school, her son Jonathan Betts, 68, said.

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