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Only Known Film Footage Of Britain's WW2 Enigma Codebreakers Discovered

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posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 11:27 AM
Here's an interesting discovery that might interest a WWII history buff.

The only known film footage, recorded at Whaddon Hall, Buckinghamshire, has been discovered.

This silent footage shows MI6 personnel who worked together to crack the German's Enigma machine. This team of codebreakers included computer scientist Alan Turing.

Hidden wartime footage of a secret World War II code-breaking site in Southern England has been discovered.

Experts at Bletchley Park helped break the famous German Enigma Code. Bletchley Park is now a museum dedicated to the code-breakers' pioneering wartime work.

The reel of footage was preserved in its original canister and donated to Bletchley Park by someone who wishes to remain anonymous.

“No other film footage of a site intimately connected with Bletchley Park exists,” said Dr. David Kenyon, research historian at Bletchley Park, in the statement, noting that it is not known who filmed it.

Alan Turing and the code-breaking machine developed at Bletchley Park:

Bletchley Park:

Documentary about the footage:

Original Footage of MI6 staff at Whaddon Hall:

posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 12:29 PM
Amazed anything survived from there post war as Churchill wanted everything about the codebreaking destroyed incase the Russians got a sniff and the secrecy of the place would of meant camera equipment must of been very tightly controlled so its nice to see that something did survive.

posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 02:57 PM
a reply to: shawmanfromny

If you can get to Bletchley go !

Fascinsting day out and I got to meet the late Tony Sale who helped recreate Collossus.Never met such a genuine and driven bloke since. RIP Tony.

posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 06:16 PM
a reply to: shawmanfromny

Poor Alan Turing, prosecuted in 1952 for homosexual acts forced to accepted chemical castration treatment, with DES, as an alternative to prison.

Turing died in 1954, 16 days before his 42nd birthday, from cyanide poisoning.

That's what you get for essentially inventing computers and helping break Germany's secret Enigma code.

Hows that for Queen(King back then) and country???

edit on 5-4-2020 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 7 2020 @ 07:52 PM
Went way beyond ROT5.

posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 01:28 AM
Pretty boring film but cool nonetheless. I wonder if those subtitles were accurate but I'd bet not.

Better than virus threads. Crikey, that get's old real fast.

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