Colossus code-breaking machine: seminar, Bristol, UK

From: John Honniball <>
Date: Mon Feb 12 10:18:08 2001

Just thought this might be of interest to UK readers. At
least it's more than 10 years old! See Web URL at the
bottom of the message.

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World War II and its rebuild

Presented by : Tony Sale (Hon FBCS, ex Museums Director, Bletchley Park)
Venue: University of Bristol/Queen's Building/PLT
Date/Time: 20th February 2001 at 5pm

The Colossus was the world's first electronic computer and was built at
Bletchley Park during World War II to break the German
Lorenz cipher.

Tony Sale has spent the last few years rebuilding the
Colossus working from remaining plans, photos and the
recollections of people who worked at Bletchley.

The talk will begin with a discussion of the historical context of the
Colossus and the part it played in shortening World War II.
Tony will then move on to discuss how the Colossus is being
rebuilt and report on the current status of the rebuilding

This talk is suitable for a general audience and all are welcome.

More information can be found at:

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John Honniball
University of the West of England
Received on Mon Feb 12 2001 - 10:18:08 GMT

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