Code-breaking at Bletchley Park, 1943.

Code-breaking at Bletchley Park, 1943.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


This shows the punch room in C Block at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, the British forces' intelligence centre during WWII. The cryptographers at Bletchley Park deciphered top-secret military communiques between Hitler and his armed forces. These communiques were encrypted in the 'enigma' code which the Germans considered unbreakable, but the codebreakers at Bletchley cracked the code with the help of 'Bombe' codebreaking machines, and so aided the allies victory.

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© Bletchley Park Trust / Science & Society Picture Library

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