On Sunday the Institute held a private technical forum presented by Jerry McCarthy focusing on the Zygalski sheets which cracked the German Enigma code in 1938. Our honoured guests included the family of the famous Henryk Zygalski - Mrs Anna Zygalska-Cannon Jeremy Russell, and Georgina Donaldson. It was a perfect opportunity to present our long term supporters Jerry McCarthy and Dermot Turing with the silver badge of the Pilsudski Institute of London.
With a truly International and diverse audience attended by Councillor Daryl Brown, Mayoress of Hammersmith and Fulham with her consort Benito Brown, and Mr Jerzy Uklanski the Polish Consul, Tadashi Imai’s piano recital of Polish composers was outstanding. His background description on each piece captured the history and mood of the time and of the composers lives adding a dimension of empathy to the passionate music created during Poland’s partitioning and strong desire for independence.