KING’S Ely’s Year 12 Computer Science students visited the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park on March 4th.

Tommy Shen, one of the students who visited the museum, said: “At the start of the visit, we learnt the ‘ancient’ ways of connecting people using an old brick-like phone and storing data on a floppy disk.

“We were then guided into the Colossus Gallery, which shows the world’s first electronic computer. This had a single purpose: to help decipher the Lorenz-encrypted messages between Hitler and his generals during World War II.

“But the most interesting part of the trip, I believe, was the Enigma machine which began to be used by German Armed Forces and intelligence in the mid-1920s to encrypt messages to be sent via Morse communications.”

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