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SPIES! Code-Breaking at Bletchley Park ~ JUL 12

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By the end of WWII, the British were using the earliest computers to crack German codes. How it was possible for the British to break what the Germans thought was the unbreakable Enigma machine for encrypting radio communications? Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, July 12, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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By the end of WWII, the British were using the earliest computers to crack German codes. How it was possible for the British to break what the Germans thought was the unbreakable Enigma machine for encrypting radio communications?  How did this astonishing British breakthrough in signals intelligence serve as a force multiplier for the Allies against the Axis powers? Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, July 12, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

Bruce Thompson is a lecturer in the Departments of History and Literature and the Associate Director of Jewish Studies at U.C.-Santa Cruz, and also teaches at the Institute. He received his Ph.D. in History from Stanford; his areas of scholarly research include European intellectual and cultural history, French history, British Isles history, American Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of cinema, and the history of espionage.