The development of wireless communication in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was quickly followed by the development of encrytpion for coded transmissions. The ability of the US to decipher these coded transmissions played an essential role in helping the US and her allies to victory in World War II. Today, we discuss an iconic World War II enryption tool, the German Enigma Machine.

Posted by ENS Chris O'Keefe in History, Navy, Podcasts
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  • El_Sid

    Bit strange to talk about Enigma in terms of US industrial output with no mention of the actual code-breaking efforts of the Polish Cipher Bureau or Bletchley Park (or HMS Bulldog for that matter). I guess the spirit of U-571 lives on….