The Poles and Enigma after 1940: le voile se lève-t-il?

Dermot Turing
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Ingår i: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Historical Cryptology HistoCrypt 2018

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 149:18, s. 95-102

NEALT Proceedings Series 34:18, p. 95-102

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Publicerad: 2018-06-13

ISBN: 978-91-7685-252-1

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Recently declassified papers, together with other archival material, begin to reveal more details of the activities of the Polish code-breakers after the outbreak of war in France in 1940. Despite challenging operating conditions, they continued to work on Enigma problems, though without the benefits of the new technology developed at Bletchley Park. Their role in the war effort, with particular focus on Enigma, can thus be reexamined. Although various questions remain unanswered, it is fair to conclude that the Polish contribution continued to be valued by the Allies, and that the role played by the Polish code-breakers in the final year of the war needs to be reevaluated in light of the prevailing political climate.


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