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Register Lecture: Hidden heroes of Alan Turing's Enigma

Marty McFly Silver badge

Cryptologists were left out of the war credits....

My recently deceased great-aunt was part of the corp of women who did decryption of Japanese transmissions during WWII. The family never knew until her eulogy was read. Loyalty was of greater value over ability in the selection of the women.

And although the war was ended, they were forbidden to ever discuss the work they did. She, quite literally, took it to her grave. I will wager her efforts in the war did more to secure a victory than the efforts of her siblings who were on the battlefields.

Yeah, Turing isn't the only "Invisible Hero" of that war.

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