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Polish mathematicians & code breakers made the first breakthroughs against Nazi Germany's Enigma code.......

"Bletchley Park - First look at Alan Turing's Banbury Sheets used to crack Nazi Enigma code."

"Bletchley Park - First look at Alan Turing's Banbury Sheets used to crack Nazi Enigma code."

In a 19 March 2015 article and photo spread via MK News, we learn about top secret documents known as the Banbury Sheets that were rescued and restored at Bletchley Park and are now on display there.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

"A new exhibition of artifacts found during restoration work at Bletchley Park has opened showing top secret documents used to break the Nazi's Enigma Code were found during the restoration of Hut 6, which housed the unit dedicated to breaking German army and air force messages.

The papers found in 2013 were frozen to prevent further decay, before being cleaned and repaired.

The documents include the only known example of used Banbury sheets, a system devised by Alan Turing to help find the daily-changing Enigma settings. So-called because the stationery was printed in Banbury, Banburismus involved lining up two sheets of paper in which holes were punched over a light box, to help find possible settings."

See more photos and read the article via MK News

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The NCMF directly supports the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community. We think you will agree it is truly a "museum like no other."

Located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, the NCM houses a priceless collection of artifacts that represent our Nation's history in code making and code breaking, as well as a world class library of cryptologic media. The NCMF acquires the best artifacts for the NCM and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

The NCMF provides exceptional cryptologic programs throughout the year, encourages young minds to explore cryptology and innovation through valued awards, and hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events.

As part of the Foundation's partnership with NSA to build the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (CCEI-NCM), the NCMF also serves as a leader in the field of cybersecurity - striving to provide the best in educational resources and programs.

The NCMF and NCM share a joint three-fold mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.