According to The Telegraph, a UK Newspaper, “Mavis Batey, who has died aged 92, was one of the leading female codebreakers at Bletchley Park, cracking the Enigma ciphers that led to the Royal Navy’s victory at Matapan in 1941.
She was the last of the great Bletchley ‘break-in’ experts, those codebreakers who found their way into new codes and ciphers that had never been broken before.
“Mavis Batey also played a leading role in the cracking of the extraordinarily complex German secret service, or Abwehr, Enigma. Without that break, the Double Cross deception plan which ensured the success of the D-Day landings could never have gone ahead.”
Read more at the The Telegraph’s site, and see You Tube interviews. Learn about her background story and find out how she came to become a spy and code breaker. It’s quite the story!