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WAAFs tending to the Colossus codebreaking computer

WAAFs tending to the Colossus codebreaking computer

Happidromers Lizzy and Caitlin are off on an expedition next week to Bletchley Park, home of WW2 codebreaking, as part of Ecologies of Modern Heritage, an interdisciplinary research investigation looking at interpretation and presentation of modern heritage sites. Of course we can’t tell you about it…it’s all hush hush don’t you know…

The magnificent machine pictured is Colossus. Designed by Tommy Flowers to break the Lorenz Cipher of the German High Command, it was the first truly programmable computer. Read about Colossus and Tony Sales’ incredible Colossus Rebuild Project here

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