Blog Posts tagged with Enigma

This remarkable Enigma K machine was used to transmit secret messages during World War II.  It is believed by some that the Allies' breaking of the Enigma code shortened the war by two years.

Cracking the Code: The Enigma Machine

Posted: June 15, 2015 15:59 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Allied forces led by the United States and the United Kingdom, declared victory over Germany and the Axis powers in what is known as the deadliest conflict in human history–World War II.  With an estimated 50 to 85 million lives lost over the course of the War, it is hard to believe that a small mechanical device had such a tremendous impact on world history. Known as the Enigma, this cryptography machine was devised by the German engineer Arthur Scherbius toward the end of World War I, and was initially used commercially until the German government and the Nazi regime realized the...


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