Turing's Bombe at Bletchley Park

The Bombe was built by Alan Turing and others to assist in the cracking of German's Enigma code during World War 2.

It wasn't a computer [though the worlds first world's first programmable digital computer, the Colossus, was built by  Tommy Flowers for use at Bletcley Park].

The Bombe cracked codes using fairly simple brute force methods. Wikipedia has a good article on the device.

A replica Bombe has been built and is on display at Bletchley Park.






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