From v3.co.uk via Boing Boing: As we get back to work today, it seems appropriate to recognize some people who did some amazing, important, and for a very long time, secret work. The UK government is honoring the veterans of Bletchley Park, a quiet English estate that, during World War II, was the home of British intelligence code breaking and cryptogrophy, a/k/a "Station X." Through their work, these quiet, clever folks shortened the war by over two years, and saved millions of lives. The Nazis thought the "Enigma" machine code was unbreakable (photo). Bletchley Park cracked it, and in the process, advanced technology by building one of the worlds first programmable computers.