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CODEBREAKERS - THE STORY OF ENIGMA
Friday 17th November
This show by Dr Mark Baldwin, presents one of the Second World War’s most fascinating stories. The Allied Codebreakers, who deciphered a vast number of German secret messages, used the intelligence gained to hasten Allied victory. The Germans had entrusted their secret communications to an ingenious ciphering machine.
The Enigma was portable, easily operated, and could be set up in millions of ways as the codes used were changed every 24 hours.
Mark Baldwin’s Enigma presentations are popular in theatres, tours and cruises where he is rebooked time and again. He’s given countless presentations on World War II codebreakers, Enigma, Bletchley Park and the History of Cryptography as well as presentations on Special Operations to audiences totalling over 70,000. He is the only person to be asked to speak on ‘The Codebreakers’ at London’s Special Forces Club, and on ‘Special Operations’ at Bletchley Park, home of the codebreakers.
He has been handling Enigma machines for longer than anyone in Germany’s armed forces and supplied the 4-rotor Enigma machine for use in the recent film ‘The Imitation Game.