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Enigma Cracked!

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Location: 
Bowie
Audience: 
All Ages
Time: 
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 2:00pm

When Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, Polish Intelligence had already been working feverishly on breaking the German Cypher: Enigma.  Before Warsaw fell, Polish agents were able to get their work out and to England.  Settling in at Bletchley Park, where British Intelligence was located, Polish and British cryptologist set about the task of breaking Enigma.  Early in 1940, Enigma began to crack and the Allies were able to start reading German communiques.  Please join us as historians from the National Cryptologic Museum and the International Spy Museum discuss the cloak and dagger world of spying and intelligence gathering in World War II.

 

 

 (Photo of Enigma Machine from National World War II Museum website)

(Photo of Bletchley Park from BBC website)