[Beowulf] OT: three rotor Enigma machine for sale

Chris Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Sun Sep 18 05:37:20 PDT 2011

On Sun, 18 Sep 2011 11:53:29 AM Douglas J. Trainor wrote:

[quoting CNN]
> subsequently cracked by a team at the legendary Bletchley Park

Whilst BP did this during the war, CNN miss completely the
fact that if it hadn't been for the successful Polish efforts
against Engima in the 1930's (they first read German Enigma
traffic in late 1933 according to Peter Clvocoressi, and could
decrypt 75% of their intercepts at one point), and their gifts
of their reverse-engineered devices (with ABCDE keyboards rather
than QWERTY) to the British and French in July 1939, BP might
not have been as successful as it was.

   Christopher Samuel - Senior Systems Administrator
 VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
 Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545

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