ENIGMA: Inventing the Computer
Speaker: Gary Augustine, Historian
By early 1943, German submarines were sinking more than 100 Allied ships a month in the icy north Atlantic. This rapidly growing peril threatened to ruin all the enormous Allied efforts to defeat Nazi Germany and to knock Great Britain out of the war. An astoundingly large group of professionals labored secretly to develop the vital information to crack the code to reroute convoys.