In the early part of World War II, the British were able to secure the German’s
Enigma Machine….a code system that was “unbreakable.” Alan Turing, professor
of mathematics at Cambridge and his team at Bletchley Park north of London broke
the code early and provided Churchill and the allied Commanders with intercepted
messages from the Germans. Experts forecasted that this code breaking with this
new technology saved the lives over 2 million soldiers and citizens and reduced the
war by 2-3 years.
How was this code broken? How was it used during WWII? Turing’s genius
created a machine that intercepted the German’s code and help the Allies –
the first known computer! What happened to Turing? What impact did this new
machine have on the world today?