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Bletchley Park


Friday 21st October 2011

Nick Myers gave a fascinating talk with slides to a meeting room full to capacity, covering code breaking and its development during WWII. Included in the presentation were references to the well known Enigma machine which, with three rotors, reflectors and wiring, could code any letter in 100 billion billion ways. It pays tribute to the brilliant methods used to crack codes against overwhelming odds; firstly using manual methods and then with the help of machanisation, using the Bombe and Colossus machines.

It was very pleasing to be able to have as our guest for the evening, Rosie Lane from Shepreth, who is 90 and worked in Block G at Bletchley Park (the equivalent of MI6) where the Abwehr Enigma was broken.