by Lucy Curran
Breaking the code
the British army needed to know more information about the Nazis to keep Britain safe.
This meant that the British army had to find a way of breaking the Enigma machines confusing codes.
The Enigma machine, what did it do?
The machine resembled a large typewriter but with two sets of letters.
Only one set of letters were able to be used to make the message.
When one letter was pressed a light would light up on the second set of letters but instead of lighting up the number you pressed it would light up a different letter.
Each word had as many as 408,165,76 different versions.
HELLO HELLO HELLO
GTHJY FREXS LPUNG
This shows that just one word could have many versions so it would be harder to break.