The Enigma Machine By: Evelyn Perez

Where did it come from? It originally came from Germany. it was invented by Arthur Scherbius at the end of WW1. And It was used in the early to mid 20th century to protect commercial, diplomatic and military communication.

This is Arthur scherbius

What is it about? My topic is Enigma machine and it's about how they used this machine to communicate without words. So in other words it was like texting but they had to use the same device. And they used this device when they didn't want their enemy's to know what they were talking about or wanted to talk about.

This is a picture that represents the enemies s
This is someone texting not verbally saying something but through the device and something like this was the enigma machine

What is it? Its a piece of spook hardware invented by Arthur scherbius used by Britain's code breakers as a way of deciphering German signals traffic during WW 2. And its basically like a typewriter but the enigma machine was made between the years 1933-1938. When the typewriter was made in 1868.

The original enigma machine

How did it help change? It helped During World War II, Germany believed that its secret codes for radio messages were indecipherable to the Allies.

Where can you see one? At the Bletchley park located at The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Dr, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB, UK

This is The Bletchley park mansion

How many were there? Several different enigma models were produced but the German military models are the most commonly recognized, however Japanese and Italian models have been used as well.

Code breakers- A team of code breakers, mathematicians and electronics experts was set up to break the codes. Some of the team was skilled at chess, crossword puzzles and ancient writing. The team was known as the Government Code and Cipher School. It was based in several huts in the grounds of Bletchley Park, a mansion near Milton Keynes.

The code breakers used ancient writings to understand the enigma machine
These are buttons with codes
And so are these

Resources I used-


Created with images by p_a_h - "Alan Turing exhibition: Early Enigma machine" • petesimon - "Enemies" • Jhaymesisviphotography - "Texting" • Peter2010 - "Bletchley Park 002 Interior 02a The Enigma Machine" • Steve Parker - "The Bletchley Park Mansion House" • lemaildeclaire - "greek writing engraving stone" • morrissey - "Arco Iris" • christopher_brown - "Logical Machine" • JohnSeb - "DSCF8111"

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