The Enigma Machine
, a code with 158 trillion configurations; considered unbreakable. In 1932, three Polish mathematicians, not only cracked it but their intelligence, shared with the Allies on the eve of World War II, became the foundation for subsequent wartime code-breaking efforts. As the Nazi war machine swallowed up Europe, they continued their work from the shadows of a tiny chateau
Entrance to the Chateau
in southern France. Courage, determination and brilliance were a winning combination, yet history has largely forgotten them, until now.
The Sunflower Field is their story, interwoven with a fictitious story set in 2010 about the solving of a second world war mystery.
When Sophie seeks to find an unnamed treasure referenced in a letter to her grandfather from 1944, she unknowingly travels to the same French town where the cryptologists had hidden and discovers their astonishing tale; their involvement with the Resistance and their harrowing escape into Spain. The Sunflower Story, a story about incredible people and how the secrets they left behind reach out to effect the present.