MBE for Bletchley codebreaker

John Teller jsteller at spottydog.us
Mon Dec 31 09:15:20 CST 2012

The BBC also produced an excellent video titled "Code-Breakers: 
Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes" based largely on the book "Colossus" by 
Jack Copeland and others (many of whom were actually part of the 
Lorenz/Tunny breaking campaign).  Capt. Roberts was interviewed at 
Bletchley for the program.

The book goes into great detail about how Tutte figured out how the 
Lorenz produced its key stream and how he and others (e.g. Turin, 
Flowers, etc.) worked to transform the methods of breaking into the 
enciphered messages from a lengthy paper-and pencil exercise to a 
routine, machine-based process largely handled by trained personnel who 
were otherwise not cryptanalysts.

There's also a bit in there by Tony Sale about the rebuild of Colossus 
that he led for the National Museum of Computing.  Pretty neat stuff!


On 12/30/2012 02:00 PM, Andre Kesteloot wrote:
> ** MBE for Bletchley codebreaker **
> A World War II codebreaker who worked at Bletchley Park is appointed MBE in the New Year Honours.
> < http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-20859561 >
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