The 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing

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The women at Bletchley Park

Source:  Science Museum

Many women were employed at Bletchley Park as part of the code-breaking effort. But when Germany switched to Lorenz, a more sophisticated cipher, the cracking process needed to be automated, leading to Colossus, the world's first computer. Colossus has been rebuilt by the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park.

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