Sounds Historical. [Bunty Longuet]. 2010-12-05.
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Jim Sullivan talks with Bunty Longuet, [who died in November 2010], about her experience at a Japanese submarine listening post in Marlborough in the Second World War.
After her fiancés death, she became a sergeant and joined Home Guard as a signaller using Morse code. She later joined the VADs and the Navy before being interviewed to work with a group of telegraphists who worked to decode wireless Japanese messages. She talks about working with agents from MI5 in a farm house and code recalls Merlin Minshall who worked with Ian Fleming and was apparently an inspiration for James Bond. She talks about maintaining secrecy in their work and living and working with other telegraphists.
Reference number 272479
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Longuet, Bunty (b.1916, d.2010), Interviewee
Sullivan, Jim, 1946-, Presenter
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007), Broadcaster
Date 05 Dec 2010
Great Britain. MI5
Longuet, Bunty (b.1916, d.2010)
Marlborough District (N.Z.)/New Zealand