Enigma code machine
- Despite what Hollywood claims in the film U-571, the Germans’ wartime Enigma code machine was actually captured by the British 6 months before the USA joined World War 2
- The first time the Allies saw the secret German Enigma machine wasn’t by stealing it. They actually bought it outright in the German open market in 1927.
- It would take 100 machines working around the clock 5.8 years in order to crack the enigma code.