J.R.R. Tolkien... World War 2 Code Breaker?
Seems that the good professor was, for a short while, on the path of becoming a Nazi codebreaker! Here's an excerpt from their article:
According to previously unseen records, Tolkien trained with the top-secret Government Code and Cypher School (GCCS).
He spent three days at their London HQ in March 1939 - six months before the outbreak of the Second World War and just 18 months after the publication of his first book, The Hobbit.
But although he was ''keen'', Tolkien - a professor of English literature at Oxford University - declined a £500-a-year offer to become a full-time recruit.
The reasons behind his decision are not known.
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