Making the Enigma ciphers for the film "Enigma"
Codes and Ciphers
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Break SHARK!!!!..Get the Day's Enigma Setting
Getting the day's Enigma settings from the Bombe drop.
This is definitely not for the faint hearted and may cause your brain
The Bombe has discovered a set of core wiring positions which satisfy
the Menu given some Steckers as shown in the stop.
But the Bombe has assumed Ring settings of ZZZ. What the codebreaker
has to do is to deduce the actual Ring settings and the remaining Stecker
connections used by the U-Boat operators to encipher the contact signals.
This gives the complete Enigma settings for the day and means all other
3 rotor Naval messages can just be decrypted, including the vital Short
This simulation of a Naval Enigma shows you how to do this.
Click here to run a Naval Enigma simulation.
Follow the instructions in the right hand panel.
If you manage to get through it you will find that the settings for
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|This page was originally created by the late Tony Sale
the original curator of the Bletchley Park Museum