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Alan Turing: The codebreaker who saved 'millions of lives'

Alan Turing : The codebreaker who saved 'millions of lives' / Jack Copeland @bbcnews | Alan Turing - the Bletchley Park codebreaker - would have been 100 years old on 23 June had he lived to the present day. To mark the occasion the BBC commissioned a week-long series of articles to explore his many achievements. This second essay examines the impact the British mathematician had on the outcome of World War II | #alanturingyear


Very Rare WWII Enigma Cipher Machine. This highly important three-rotor Enigma deciphering machine was used by the Nazis during World War II. It is believed that acquisition of an Enigma, and the subsequent deciphering of the German codes by the Allies, shortened the war in Europe by at least two years. Examples of Enigma machines are exceptionally rare and almost all known models are in museums.


Mathematician Margaret Rock joined Bletchley Park on 15 April 1940 and was selected to work in Dillwyn (Dilly) Knox’s Research Section, a small team tasked with breaking untried ‘Enigma machine variations’ and later the German Abwehr Enigmas. Margaret received an MBE for her services to the country in 1945.

from Mail Online

Alan Turing's Universal Machine is named greatest British innovation of the 20th Century

Enigma machine. Alan Turing was part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.


14 Mar 40: The first "bombe" decipher machine becomes operational at Bletchley Park in England. It not only plays an important role in the outcome of World War II, but will lead directly to today's modern computing. #WWII #History


Make a paper Enigma machine - the Bletchley Park gift shop has kits to build functioning Enigma machines, but this method is a lot more accessible!


An Enigma Machine in use in 1943. The Enigma was a complex cryptography tool used by the Axis—and cracked by the allies—in World War II.

from Pre-Algebra

For Teachers: Soda Can Enigma Machines

For Teachers: Soda Can Enigma Machines | Pre-Algebra

from io9

Did Polish cryptographers crack the Nazi Enigma code before Alan Turing?

The Enigma machine was invented by the German engineer Arthur Scherbius at the end of World War I. It was used extensively in World War II for cryptography.