Joined: 08 May 2004 Posts: 16777211 Location: India
Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 4:13 pm Post subject:
not sure but you could try google on it for some old cryptolgia articles.Does any one know 'code breakers' by Khan has any history on WW2 encryption machines? I have a real bad cold and not very sure of what I am saying.
Joined: 11 May 2004 Posts: 0 Location: Shreveport, LA
Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:00 pm Post subject:
What kind of information are you looking for? I doubt you'd be able to find an Enigma "users manual" on the web, but there should be plenty of good background on the contribution that cracking Enigma had on Allied operations. The book "ULTRA Goes To War" by Ronald Lewin covers this history and some of the cryptographic theory behind Enigma. It's out of print, but you can order it here:
Where there other machines than "Enigma" and "Sturgeon" ??
Remember there was lots of versions of the Enigma so that might be interesting to discuss in your paper.
Others to my knowledge (it would be good to double check them):
-The ECM Mark II, also known as SIGABA, M-134-C, and CSP-889 (American)
-Lorenz SZ40/42 (German)
-Strip Cipher M-138-T4 (American)- Not a machine but stilled used in WW2
Thats all I can think of although I gurantee there are lots more obscure ones e.g. those used by countries not listed here.
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