Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin
Enigma, German coding machine used during the WW2 by the Nazi land army but especially by their war fleet, Kriegsmarine, on display at the Technikmuseum in Berlin.
One of the often, not to say too often overlooked facts regarding Enigma is the story of its cracking, of the decoding of the secret messages exchanged between German U-Boots hunting down the Allied war and supply ships in the Atlantic.
Despite of what many documentary and feature films try to tell their viewers, those were not the British but Polish scientists who cracked Enigma codes. Three mathematicians from the University of Poznan began their work already in the early 1930s. Without their help Bletchley Park would have remained just another country house where lots of scientists were busy doing their maths. And the war could have taken a different turn altogether.
Here’s the Daily Mail article explaining the Poles contribution to Enigma’s end: