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Brochure The Cryptographic Mathematics of Enigma published by the NSA (Achtung! File Size: 2.5 MB!). Sorry, this link is currently unavailable.
Brochure The Bombe published by the NSA (Achtung! File Size: 2.2 MB!)
Order the Books! SAVE!
Read Review of Movie U-571!
Download the Simulators of the various Cipher Machines
School Project Resources
Know the REAL History of Poland!
The links to the places where you can find more information about ENIGMA Cipher Machine and the Codebreakers
Codebreaking and Secret Weapons in World War II Very interesting 10-part article
originally appeared in the Nautical Brass Magazine. Highly recommended!
- Allied Breaking of Naval Enigma prepared by Ralph Erskine
- An excellent Codebreaking and Secret Weapons in World War II at Bill Momsen's Nautical Brass Online site!
- Dave Hamer's Excellent Site about Cipher Machines, Cryptology, etc.
- Brief Overview of Enigma Cipher
- Enigma Story, a Polish and French View.
- Enigma- German Machine Cipher- "Broken" by Polish Cryptologists
by Brandi Dawn Brown
- The Enigma Cipher in Cryptography
- Geschichte der Kryptografie
Enigma und die Turing-Bombe (in German)
- Side 9 sctningen: Ultra by Lars Winther Christensen
in FAMOS - Fagblad for Aktuar, Matematik, -Rkonomi og Statistik 10. lrgang, nr. 4, maj 1997 (in Dansk)
Alan Turing Internet Scrapbook
Enigma and the Turing Bombe
About Enigma and Its Decryption
- Alan Turing's own look at the Enigma.
Index of all available Cryptography Programs.
Museum of National Security Agency (Museum NSA, located in Fort Meade,
Maryland, USA has opened lately some interesting files about intelligence
operations during WWII.)
The Enigma in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
Check the Source! Vivid discussion about Enigma from the group:
soc.culture.polish (mostly in English, some text in Polish).
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INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGENCE HISTORY STUDY GROUP
How Mathematics Saved the World: The Allies' decryption efforts during World War II
Written for Dr. David Beatty, History 3300 on January 25, 1998 by Andrew R.W. Sharpe
Text on the official site of the Polish Embassy in London
NOVA #2615: Decoding Nazi Secrets PBS Air date: November 9, 1999
Many PBS Programs showed that this, so called, Public Station "specializes" in rewriting a history.
In the Decoding Nazi Secrets we see PBS's way of explaining the true brilliance of the Polish Cryptographers.
Not a talent nor hard work nor vision, but simply a "luck" was a factor in breaking Enigma cipher:
TONY SALE: Rejewski had a flash of inspiration and he thought,
what about if they've been stupid enough to just use ABCD
as the order round the rotor, and they had, all the multitude
of millions and millions of ways in which they could have scrambled
the connection from the keyboard to the entry point, and they'd just
chosen ABCD. And Marian Rejewski in desperation tried that, it worked,
and suddenly he'd got the internal connections
of the whole of the German forces machine.
President George Bush's Remarks at the Solidarity Workers Monument in Gdansk
July 11, 1989, where he mentioned the Polish contribution to the Victory
in giving to the Allies the Enigma Cipher Machine solution.
Codes and Ciphers in the Second World War. The Website
for the history, science and engineering of cryptanalysis in World War II created by Tony Sale
Very Politically Correct Page. Tony Sale's Lectures even when mention the Polish Cryptographers, the given facts have nothing to do with the historical accuracy. For example:
"GC&CS already had a few intercepts and at least one plain text / ciphertext pair,
reputed to have been smuggled to England by a Polish cipher clerk."
"The early Naval machine was soon worked out because the Poles
had purchased a commercial version."
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