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#1133766 - Sun Apr 24 2016 08:39 AM Question on machines in “The Imitation Game"
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They covered the "bombe" machine Christopher. So why not a mention of the computer Colossus (the first digital computer)? What is the relationship between those two machines?
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#1133768 - Sun Apr 24 2016 09:08 AM Re: Question on machines in “The Imitation Game"
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Just found this:
“Contrary to popular believe, Colossus was not used to break the German Enigma machine. The Enigma was broken by means of an electro-mechanical machine, known as the Bombe, designed by Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman.

Colossus on the other hand, was used to break the Lorenz SZ-40/42. A highly sophisticated teleprinter attachment with no less than twelve complex cipher wheels. It was used by the German High Command for messages at the highest level, for example between Hitler and Field Marshal Rommel in North Africa.”
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