Remembering Colossus at 70
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Seventy-one years ago today Colossus attacked its first Lorenz message sent by German High Command during World War II. This time last year some surviving Colossus veterans came to TNMOC to celebrate that occasion. Here's a reminder of the day with links to audio and video interviews with Colossus veterans and veterans' relatives.
And a selection of the coverage
TNMOC News release to start the day.
Then at the event and various reports:
Lifting the lid on a Colossal secret includes BBC's video of the re-enactment and Colossus engineer speaks for the first time
Watch Anglia TV News report
Hear Rory Cellan Jones' BBC Report on PM starting at 48 mins 40 secs "extraordinary event." "incredible atmosphere". (No longer online.)
and with two of the first people to work with Colossus Margaret Bullen and Lorna Cockayne on TechTent starts at 15:36
MK Citizen at the event with a hand-held camera
Colossus Engineer Henry (John) Cane speaks publicly for the first time on BBC Witness.
ITN News at Ten last night (no link)
The Daily Telegraph on that WRN C Watch photo
and some unusual coverage: BBC 6 Music Steve Lamacq featured lots of references to Colossus at 70 inviting the most appropriate song. The winner: Spybreak! by Propellerheads at 1hr 55mins 14sec
interviews by Craig Lewis for BBC Radio Three Counties
- with Kenneth Flowers, the son of Colossus designer Tommy, at today's 70th anniversary celebrations
- with Chris Monk talks about 70 years since Colossus was born
The Daily Mail on the picture too.
Some nice pictures of the action in MK News
The well-kept secrets of Bletchley Park in The Register
Meanwhile the story of Tommy Flowers' team incredible achievement is going around the world: