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Taken at the Bletchley Park Museum this is the rear of the machine. Pretty mind boggling when you think of the lives this machine saved.

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Was this the "massive computing machine" from Hut 33?

https://player.fm/series/hut-33
 

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I never saw that series but if they were working on the Enigma then this is it. The other famous Bletchley computer was the Colossus but that was used to break the Lorenz cypher. I have pictures of that too, but since they're not directly marine related unlike the Bombe, much used for the Battle of the Atlantic, I wont put them in this gallery.
 

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[COLOR="DarkOrchid"]I never saw that series but if they were working on the Enigma then this is it. The other famous Bletchley computer was the Colossus but that was used to break the Lorenz cypher. I have pictures of that too, but since they're not directly marine related unlike the Bombe, much used for the Battle of the Atlantic, I wont put them in this gallery.
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[COLOR="Blue"]Hi Bob.

I find this topic/subject absolutely fascinating, as despite countless stories to the contrary I am convinced that Bletchley was the birthplace of the computer. A what now ~ in our 21st century lifestyle ~ is simply taken for granted as part and parcel of normal, everyday life and personal possessions.

What is your 'connection' (non electrical) with B Park?

Kindest to you and yours and enjoy the remainder of the weekend.

GTP[/COLOR]
 

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Well I visited Bletchley Park, and the computer museum nearby last year which is when I took these pix. I also worked for the organization that was born out of Bletchley after World War Two. But by then computers were everywhere.

The Colossus computer is seen as a pioneering machine, although of course, kept highly secret.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossus_computer

They have a working replica at the Computer museum in Bletchley. The original was designed and built by a young Post Office engineer by the name of Tommy Flowers. Well worth a visit.
 

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