Enigma Encryption Machine

Enigma Encryption Machine

Germany used the Engima Encryption Machine to communicate secret information during World War II.  Incredibly effective, the machine and its ever-changing codes gave Germany the upper hand during the early part of the war.

U-boats, for example, were able to track and attack convoy ships as they transported war goods to Britain because of Enigma and its codes. 

The Allies needed to find a way to "crack the code" or face continuing losses from lurking, torpedo-sending U-boats. 

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Photo Online, Courtesy CIA website.



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