Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Bombe called “Auckland”

My colleague Bob Doran has recently returned from a trip to England where he visited Bletchley Park. He writes: I finally got to visit the displays at Bletchley Park. The biggest thrill was seeing the bombe replica in operation. Here it is being explained to a tour group:
Actually, it wasn’t working correctly but you could still get some idea of the noise that it made:

But the biggest surprise was learning that there was a bombe named Auckland. This is described with the text:
They had the actual sign for the Dunedin machine (this has been digitally enhanced): 
All in all, an interesting experience to recommend.