Enigma

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Title

Enigma

Subject

Enigma

Description

The Enigma was an electromechanical cipher machine used by Germany in WWII. It came in the form of a typewriter and was adopted by the German Army, Air Force, and Navy to secure communications.

In 1939, Alan Turing broke the cipher and developed a method to detect the settings on the Enigma and let the Allied Forced decipher messages. This was significant as it resulted in the Allied Forces evading German U-Boats in the Battle of the Atlantic.

Creator

Chiffriermaschinen AG

Source

https://www.cryptomuseum.com/crypto/enigma/index.htm

Publisher

Cryptomuseum

Date

WWII

Contributor

Cryptomuseum

Relation

https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2015-featured-story-archive/the-enigma-of-alan-turing.html

Format

.JPEG

Language

English

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Typewriter

Tags

Citation

Chiffriermaschinen AG , “Enigma,” Ciphers and Encryption, accessed April 14, 2021, https://crypto.omeka.net/items/show/5.