MBE for Bletchley codebreaker
andre.kesteloot at verizon.net
Mon Dec 31 10:58:20 CST 2012
This whole project (and its eventual reconstruction, practically from
scratch) in an incredible adventure.
Glad he was honored with an MBE
On 12/31/2012 10:15 AM, John Teller wrote:
> 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 >
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> André. N4ICK
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