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Dr Mark ‘Enigma’ Baldwin is an international expert and professional speaker on the Enigma Machine, the History of Cryptography, and the Special Operations Executive, and has delivered more than 700 talks to over 60,000 people on these topics, all over the world.

His Enigma Machine talks and demos offer a rare opportunity for the audience to see and even play with a genuine, wartime Enigma Machine.

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Who spilt the beans? How the Enigma secret was revealed

Although the secret was kept for nearly 30 years after the end of WW2, it’s now nearly 50 years since the public was told that the Allies had broken literally millions of Enigma-encrypted messages during the war, providing a wealth of authentic Intelligence about German military plans, reactions, state of readiness, and so on. Miraculously, … Continue reading Who spilt the beans? How the Enigma secret was revealed

BAME Codebreakers: Less diversity at Bletchley than in USA

Peter Calvocoressi, who worked at Bletchley Park as an Intelligence Officer, was surprised that, as a Greek, he was allowed into secret Intelligence work. He had been rejected by the Diplomatic Service in 1934 because he was not the son of British-born parents. However, this did not debar him from joining the RAF in 1942, … Continue reading BAME Codebreakers: Less diversity at Bletchley than in USA

Capturing the Enigma machine; why it was less important than you think

Many a journalist, writing about code-breaking in WW2, praises the bravery, enterprise and doggedness through which the Royal Navy captured an Enigma machine. The popular story is that Britain’s codebreakers were toiling unsuccessfully in the dark, unable to make progress, until this capture. One can understand how these stories emerge, and take hold. An Enigma … Continue reading Capturing the Enigma machine; why it was less important than you think

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