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Enigma machine / Tom MacWright / Observable
Love this live demo of an Enigma Machine that follows the passage of each letter's encryption through the circuits of rotors, reflector and pegboard. It's a visual abstraction, but it makes it entirely clear what's going on, from key to lamp.

And: it's an Observable notebook, so it's editable and interactive! Ace.
enigma  cryptography  interactive  explainer  visualisation 
12 days ago by infovore
Mavis Batey - obituary - Telegraph
"Mavis Batey, who has died aged 92, was one of the leading female codebreakers at Bletchley Park, cracking the Enigma ciphers that led to the Royal Navy’s victory at Matapan, its first fleet action since Trafalgar." Today's Bletchley obituary; as expected, a completely excellent life by all accounts.
enigma  codebreaking  ww2  bletchleypark  obituary 
november 2013 by infovore

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