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Code name "X, Y & Z": How the Enigma was cracked in World War II

Start 19:00

Under the camouflage designation "X, Y & Z" French, British and Polish secret services worked together during World War II to decode the German Enigma machine. Before it could be cracked in England, code breakers worked in occupied France and continued their work for the British secret service during the Cold War.

Lecture in English with simultaneous interpreter.

Lecturer: Sir John Dermot Turing, Author, Historian and Lawyer, St Albans/United Kingdom (Dermot Turing is the nephew of the famous English mathematician Alan Turing)

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