The Morse code message that rebooted WWII resistance – 80th anniversary

The National Museum of Computing

Thursday, 6th May 2021

A Morse code message from France announced the birth of occupied Europe’s largest covert force 80 years ago. The sender was Georges Bégué, an agent of Winston Churchill’s new Special Operations Executive created to sabotage the German war machine.

TNMOC is celebrating the anniversary with a talk by historian and author Dr Kate Vigurs (, author of the forthcoming Mission France: the true story of the women of SOE.

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