6.9.06

Enigma crack

Ever since reading Stephenson's magnificent Cryptonomicon, Bletchley - a god-forsaken part of Milton Keynes nowadays - and the work they did there on cracking the Enigma code has always exerted a pull. Now they've on the verge of recreating the Turing Bombe - the machine that Churchill ordered smashed at the end of the war.

BBC NEWS | UK | WWII Nazi code-break re-enacted

Feel a field trip coming on...

1 comment:

Murky Thoughts said...

They'll probably discover that they got the code completely wrong. I bet thinking that they knew what the Germans were saying just made the Allies so confident that they won anyway.