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Finally Beaten the Nazis

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The Nazis have finally been beaten !

Or more accurately the three final Enigma codes, as reported in the Scotsman:

“THE Nazi code which sent thousands of allied sailors to their deaths in the Second World War has been cracked more than 60 years after Britain’s best mathematical minds failed to break it.

The Enigma code was the most complex cipher system of its age and virtually foolproof.


All the codes except three were broken. Now, the work of a German amateur cryptographer has led to the solving of one of the three unresolved Enigma puzzles dating from 1942.”

Peace at last, but let’s not forget the role of the Poles in breaking the codes.

Written by modernityblog

04/03/2006 at 23:18

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