British Codebreaking During World War II

Mr. Sale spoke about World War II British codebreaking activities against Nazi Germany in Bletchley Park. British, U.S. and other… read more

Mr. Sale spoke about World War II British codebreaking activities against Nazi Germany in Bletchley Park. British, U.S. and other mathematicians gathered there to unravel the code, Enigma, which all German armed forces used, and the code, Lorenz, which only the army used. One of the earliest computers, Colossus, was constructed in order to help decypher these codes. After his remarks, he took questions from the audience. close

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  • Judy Edelhoff Director National Archives and Records Administration->Lectures and Seminars
  • Tony Sale Director Bletchley Park Museum

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British Codebreaking During World War II

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Program ID:
76749-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 25, 1996
Last Aired:
Dec 26, 1996

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  • Dec 25, 1996 | 5:49pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 1996 | 2:12am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 26, 1996 | 9:46am EST | C-SPAN 2
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