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World War II / British Decoder / Public Records #46176

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 17, 1977
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(Studio) Code breakers used by British in World War II to decipher Nazi secrets explained.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(London, England) Enigma is name of machine used by British to decode Hitler's secrets and enabled Churchill and other Allied cmdrs. to outmaneuver him through much of war. (Photos shown.) Now intercepted messages, read by Churchill, Eisenhower, Montgomery and others, can also be read by public; they are being put in new London Public Records Office. Exs. of cables deciphered with regard to sinking of battleship Bismarck and German officers' communication during D-Day invasion. Extent of info. gathered by Enigma cited. [London School of Econs. Prof. Don. WATT - says they had information with regard to Hitler's planned invasion of USSR and with regard to Japanese plans in Pacific, but these weren't believed because they didn't fit in with presupposed ideas.]
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

Blakemore, Bill;
Walters, Barbara

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