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Breaking Enigma: A story of European co-operation

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This exceptionally complete example of the Enigma M1070 machine was used to secure German naval communications in the Second World War. It was captured, along with its log book, by the British in April 1945. Credit: On loan from GCHQ.
In the 1920s and 1930s, new and sophisticated cipher machines were developed to keep secret messages that were sent over radio. Radio was the best way to communicate quickly over long distances, but anyone could listen in to transmissions. One of the new cipher machines introduced in the 1920s was the German Enigma cipher machine , first introduced for...
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