Coverage of Wrens witnessing Lorenz from encrypt to decrypt
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For the first time ever, all the equipment used in making and breaking Lorenz, Hitler’s most secret cipher, was demonstrated and re-enacted to a private audience including Colossus Wrens at The National Museum of Computing on 3 June 2016.
Full story and photos coming soon.
Some of the video and photo coverage:
- BBC News at Six BBC iPlayer version starts at 17 mins 20 sec in and a website version here
- ITV From Berlin to Bletchley article and video
- Forces TV with Colossus WRN Joanna Chorley
- Photos in Getty Images
Five surviving Colossus Wrens, a Colossus wirer and relatives of key figures in the Breaking of Lorenz were in the audience to witness re-enacted events. Encrypting and decrypting of messages was demonstrated using original and reconstructed equipment including an original Lorenz SZ42 encryption device, the Colossus Rebuild and the reconstructed Tunny machine.