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Codebreaker, 90, handed Bletchley Park papers telling her what her husband did while working with her on Enigma machine
Codebreaker, 90, handed Bletchley Park papers telling her what her husband did while working with her on Enigma machine. It was the first time that Mrs Batey, 90, had ever seen what her husband Keith - a fellow codebreaker on the project - had been working on during their time there. The couple had each written independently for the report and never gave the secret away to each other despite being married. click through
The Deb of Bletchley Park: 'There was always a crisis, a lot of stress and a lot of excitement'
The Deb of Bletchley Park: 'There was always a crisis, a lot of stress and a lot of excitement'.A new book reveals the important role women held at Bletchley Park - not least Jane Fawcett, an upper-class debutante. By Julia Llewellyn Smith, 10 Jan 2015
A rare 8-rotor printing Enigma machine. German military messages enciphered on the Enigma machine were first broken by the Polish Cipher Bureau, beginning in December 1932. This success was a result of efforts by three Polish cryptanalysts, Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski, working for Polish military intelligence.
Alan Turing: Gay codebreaker's defiance keeps memory alive
Alan Turing. In 1952, The British Government chemically castrated Alan Turing because he was found “guilty” of being a homosexual. Alan Turing helped to decode the German’s plans, he turned the war in the Allies favor and saved many lives. As a mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist, Alan Turing’s work was foundational to the development of modern computing. In 1954, Alan Turing supposedly committed suicide, eating an apple laced with cyanide.
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Alan Mathison Turing, born June 23, 1912, A British cryptographer, mathematician, logican, and philosopher, he was often considered to be a father of modern science. During World War II he was intrumental in contributing to decipher the Nazi code. Some sources say this work was decisive for defeating the Third Reich.
World War II codebreaker Alan Turing has been pardoned by the queen over a criminal conviction for homosexual acts in the 1950s.
Mathematician, WWII codebreaker, & one of the founders of modern computing Alan Turing, was posthumously pardoned for convictions related to homosexuality in the less enlightened era of the 1950s. Tragically the 'treatment' forced on him led to his suicide. His legacy is now properly recognised
Jane Fawcett, British decoder who helped doom the Bismarck, dies at 95. Ms. Fawcett, then known as Jane Hughes, typed out a Luftwaffe Enigma message that she recognized as a Luftwaffe general who had sought news of a son on the Bismarck being informed that the damaged ship was on its way to Brest, France. The message, passed instantly along the chain of command, was instrumental in refinding the Bismarck, which was sunk on May 27, 1941.