Solution codes to the Bombs goes on display

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The UK National Museum of Computing has expanded its exhibits celebrate the UNITED kingdom of the war, code breakers, and the machines used to break the ciphers of German.

Saturday will open a gallery devoted to Bombs, which helped to speed up the cracking of encrypted messages with the Enigma machine.

The Bomb was formerly on display at Bletchley Park next to the museum.

A crowd-fundraising campaign has raised £60,000 for the four weeks to move the machine and create her new home.Modern machines

The replication of Bombs is a copy of an electro-mechanical machine used in the second World War at Bletchley. It was designed to discover the settings used by the German Enigma machines to encrypt messages and make them unreadable.

Code-breakers at Bletchley turned to the machines to crank through the millions of settings made possible by using the Enigma machine so you can quickly find out that were used.

Jon Head

The initial design of the Bombs was written by Alan Turing and later refined by Gordon Welchman. The gallery is open to the 106 anniversary of Turing’s birth.

The Bomb is a replica painstakingly constructed by a team recruited by retired engineer John Harper. The team was gathered in the 1990s and the replica was completed in 2007.

The gallery housing the machine will be opened by two of the original Bombs operators. A demonstration will be given of how it was used to crack German codes.

The Bombs will sit alongside other key machines used by the code-breakers at Bletchley, including the Colossus – a precursor to modern computers – that has been developed to deal with passing messages to and from Hitler and his high command.

The work done by thousands of workers at Bletchley during the war, cracking the secret messages, is believed to have shortened the conflict by several years and saved many lives.