Christie's auction and other computer history events

From: John Lawson <>
Date: Fri Feb 18 16:05:41 2005

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005, der Mouse wrote:

>> [...] who pretends that the Poles didn't do much and "Enigma was
>> broken at Bletchley Park".
> And from what I understand - largely based on Simon Singh's The Code
> Book, and nothing I've seen in this thread really disgrees with it -
> there is a sense in which that is true. Early Enigma was broken by the
> Poles. They simply didn't have the resources to break the later
> versions; it was Bletchley Park, Turing in particular, who picked up
> the Polish work and extended it to break the later Enigma.

   Ref: Jozef Garlinsky "The Enigma War" for a very good treatise on this

   Several are available at starting at $1.95!


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