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I have always been a huge fan of Alan Turing and could not respect him more, but keep in mind that he was part of a team. The story of Enigma is really a story about a whole spectrum of people, many of whom also played very significant roles and don't get the recognition they deserve.

Especially Polish scientists who broke the Enigma first,and when the war was imminent gave their knowledge to the British team, without which it would be impossible to crack the Enigma completely. It annoys me that they are so rarely mentioned.


The linked article at least mentions the Polish Bombe.

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