A video documentary presents new facts about the history of the Enigma in the 1930s and its deciphering in the Second World War.
When I recently visited my friend Marek Grajek, who is the leading crypto history expert in Poland, he showed me a video documentary presenting new facts about the Enigma deciphering in the Second World War, based on files disclosed by a French intelligence organisation in 2016.
This documentary was only only available in Polish, so I didn’t understand very much …
Now, Marek has informed me that the video has been translated to English and French. The English title is Enigma. We Have Got News. Three crypto history experts appear in the documentary:
- Marek Grajek: If you want to know more about him, check his German Wikipedia entry.
- Dermot Turing: Dermot is the nephew of computer pioneer and Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing. I have met him many times at crypto history events.
- Philippe Guillot: I met Philippe at the last HistoCrypt conference. He’s one of the leading French crypto history experts.
Here’s the documentary on YouTube (check here if you prefer the French version):
The movie is available on an open license, so everyone interested may use it in her/his projects.
Further reading: My visit to Poznań, where the breaking of the Enigma began