CVHF2021 talks by Jean Owtram

22. CODEBREAKING SISTERS: OUR SECRET WAR

Patricia and Jean Owtram, now 97 and 95, are possibly the only living sisters to have signed the wartime Official Secrets act. In 1939, Patricia was posted to top-secret listening stations along the British coastline collaborating with Bletchley Park, while Jean landed a secretive role as Code & Cipher Officer. An unmissable story of persistence, comradeship and fighting spirit in defeating the Nazis, in conversation with Simon Robinson.

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