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Hut 3 at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire in 1942. Here, civilian and service personnel worked together at code-breaking top-secret military communiques between Hitler and his armed forces.

Code breaking

Code- and cipher-breaking have been in operation for centuries. However, cryptanalysis – the art of deciphering encoded messages – took on a new importance during WW2 as British boffins strived to reveal the true meaning of encrypted German military messages.


Photo: Hut 3 at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire in 1942. Here, civilian and service personnel worked together at code-breaking top-secret military communiques between Hitler and his armed forces. (SSPL/Getty Images)

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Hut 3 at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire in 1942. Here, civilian and service personnel worked together at code-breaking top-secret military communiques between Hitler and his armed forces. Code breaking

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Who

Code breakers

What

World War Two Operations

Encryption Machines

Where

Government Code and Cypher School