Roger Yapp - "Poles Apart"

21 March 2024 19:30

Roger Yapp - "Poles Apart"

The Talk:

'Poles Apart' is the almost unknown story of three country houses where Polish wireless operatives, technicians and code breakers played a significant part in the effort to ultimately win WW2. The story traces the journey of the main characters from Poland, through Kazakstan, to Persia, Egypt, Scotland and eventually to villages near Hemel Hempstead, where they secretly worked to monitor enemy communications.

Largely based upon the archives of Franek Rymaszewski, a young Polish radio operator the story uncovers Hemel Hempstead’s association with the cracking of the German Enigma codes, and dispels many local myths about what happened at three Hertfordshire country houses in WW2.

About the Speaker: Roger Yapp is a local Hertfordshire historian and is Chairman of the Abbots Langley Local History Society, He is recently retired and worked as an IT Programme and Project Manager in the Financial Services industry'

Roger is also to be thanked for his support of the HAW Project, supplying many biographies for our use as well as the book Abbots Langley - Not Just a List of Names

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