Joining Hands: Breaking the Enigma Code – Chelsea History Festival

Date: 26-09-2023 Hour: 16:00

Event place: National Army Museum

The Chelsea History Festival is back for its fifth year, bringing world-class history writing to the heart of London.

Explore the impact of breaking the Enigma Code and the aftermath of this moment both during the Second World War and beyond.

The image is courtesy of the Bletchley Park Trust

About the event

The Enigma was an enciphering machine used by the Germans to send messages securely. Polish mathematicians, including Marian Rejewski, worked out how to read Enigma messages and shared this information with the British. At the start of the Second World War, the Germans increased its security by changing the cipher system daily. The Allies would have to find a way to break the code.

Drawing upon historians from Poland and the UK, discover how the breaking of the Enigma Code was an unparallelled episode of international cooperation. Its impact can be traced throughout modern history, from the Second World War onwards.

The panel discussion is hosted by the Director of the National Army Museum, Justin Maciejewski.

About the sponsor

This event is kindly supported by the Polish Cultural Institute.

WHEN: 26 September 2023, 4.00pm

WHERE: National Army Museum (Foyle 1), Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4HT

TICKETS: £10.00 (Concessions: £8.00). To buy here.

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