During the war, the mansion, located in Buckinghamshire, southeastern England, was home to the British Government’s Code and Siraf School, where the world’s first programmable digital computer was built to understand the Nazis’ communication.
Facebook said on Monday that the “computer age was born” at the venue, as it announced a $ 1.3 million contribution.
“Like many of our favorite locations, there has been a huge drop in visitors and revenue this year and it has been pushed towards tougher decisions about its future,” the company’s chief technology officer Mike Schroefer said in a blog post. “Facebook is honored to be able to provide £ 1 million in aid to help keep Bletchley Park open to the world.”
The museum, which operated on the site in August, said it was expected to lose £ 2 million ($ 2.6 million) in 2020 as revenue declined in August, and was planning to lay off 35 employees – one of its employees Third.
The work of 10,000 mostly female code-breakers during the war saved the lives of countless people and shortened the conflict, and historians debated whether an ally’s victory could have been achieved without it. Alan Turing, a visionary mathematician who worked at the site, was the subject of the Academy Award-winning 2014 film “The Imitation Game”.
Schroffer wrote, “Facebook just wouldn’t exist today, if not for Bletchley Park.” “The work of its most brilliant scientist, Alan Turing, still inspires thousands of our engineers and research scientists today.”
The museum said Twitter
This “This significant support will contribute to our ongoing work and help reduce the financial impact so that the coronavirus epidemic can be trusted.”
The activities of Bletchley Park remained secret for many years after the war. In April, rare footage of employees at the site was discovered and published online.