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.

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Year 2010

Reference number 272479

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Interviews (Sound recordings)
Sound recordings

Credits Longuet, Bunty (b.1916, d.2010), Interviewee
Sullivan, Jim, 1946-, Presenter
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007), Broadcaster

Duration 00:23:47

Date 05 Dec 2010

Subject Great Britain. MI5
Longuet, Bunty (b.1916, d.2010)
FLEMING, Ian
Marlborough District (N.Z.)/New Zealand
Spies/Topical
Morse code/Topical
Telegraph/Topical

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