- Christmas InDurham
Presented by Dr Mark Baldwin
Dr Mark Baldwin presents one of the Second World War’s most fascinating stories – that of the Allied Codebreakers, who deciphered German secret messages and used that intelligence to hasten Allied victory. Germany had entrusted its secret communications to an ingenious ciphering machine, the Enigma. It could be set up in millions of ways and the codes were changed every 24 hours.
Mark’s illustrated talk details his study of the Enigma machine, the code-breaking work at Bletchley Park, and German U-boats and is supported by a hands-on demonstration of one of the very few surviving Enigma machines.