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Why did the Allies succeed in cracking the Enigma?

While most people only credit Alan Turing for cracking of the Enigma, it is important to recognize the critical role that Marian Rejewski in paving the way for the Allies’ success. In the early days of the war, Rejewski along with the Polish Cipher Bureau were able to identify that each letter in the ciphertext […] Continue reading

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The Power Of The Individual

One of the main reasons the cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park were successful could be contributed to the German overconfidence in the Enigma machine. Their hubris blinded them, and this blinding trust in the strength of Enigma ultimately led to the German downfall. However, certain individuals also contributed to the ultimate defeat of the Germans – […] Continue reading

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A Boost of Motivation

The mindset for the Allies had changed between the First World War and the Second World War. After their success in cracking Germany‚Äôs ciphers in the First World War, the Allies felt like that could crack anything Germany tries to … Continue reading Continue reading

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