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Code Breaking at Bletchley Park during World War II, 1939-1945

IEEE Milestone In Electrical Engineering and Computing

 
 
Code Breaking at Bletchley Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2018
1. Code Breaking at Bletchley Park Marker
Inscription.  On this site during the 1939-45 World War, 12,000 men and women broke the German Lorenz and Enigma ciphers, as well as Japanese and Italian codes and ciphers. They used innovative mathematical analysis and were assisted by two computing machines developed here by teams led by Alan Turing: the electro-mechanical Bombe developed with Gordon Welchman, and the electronic Colossus designed by Tommy Flowers. These achievements greatly shortened the war, thereby saving countless lives.
 
Erected 2003 by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing series list.
 
Location. 51° 59.792′ N, 0° 44.569′ W. Marker is in Milton Keynes, England. Marker can be reached from Sherwood Drive close to Jemima Way, on the left when traveling north. Located in the entranceway of Bletchley Park Mansion in Bletchley Park.
Code Breaking at Bletchley Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2018
2. Code Breaking at Bletchley Park Marker
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Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milton Keynes, England MK4 1DG, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hut 1 Hut 8 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bletchley Park Public Memorial (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line).
 
The Mansion at Bletchley Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2018
3. The Mansion at Bletchley Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2018. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on August 8, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 16, 2022