RTÉ Documentary on One -- Richard Hayes, Nazi Codebreaker, interview

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During WW2, one of Nazi Germany’s most notorious communication codes was broken by a mild mannered librarian and family man from West Limerick, Richard Hayes. His day-job was as Director of the National Library of Ireland - but during wartime Europe, he secretly led a team of cryptanalysts as they worked feverishly on the infamous "Görtz Cipher" - a fiendish Nazi code that had stumped some of the greatest code breaking minds at Bletchley Park, the centre of British wartime Cryptography. But who was Richard Hayes? He was a man of many lives. An academic, an aesthete, a loving father and one of World War Two’s most prolific Nazi Codebreakers.

Period18 Oct 2017

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  • TitleRTÉ Documentary on One: Richard Hayes - Nazi Codebreaker
    Media name/outletRTÉ Radio One
    Media typeRadio
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/10/17
    DescriptionDuring WW2, one of Nazi Germany’s most notorious communication codes was broken by a mild mannered librarian and family man from West Limerick, Richard Hayes. His day-job was as Director of the National Library of Ireland - but during wartime Europe, he secretly led a team of cryptanalysts as they worked feverishly on the infamous "Görtz Cipher" - a fiendish Nazi code that had stumped some of the greatest code breaking minds at Bletchley Park, the centre of British wartime Cryptography. But who was Richard Hayes? He was a man of many lives. An academic, an aesthete, a loving father and one of World War Two’s most prolific Nazi Codebreakers.
    URLhttps://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2017/1003/909437-richard-hayes-nazi-codebreaker/
    PersonsChris Smith