The Bombe Rebuild Project

Bletchley Bombe unveiled by HRH Duke of Kent

A replica Bombe machine based on those that cracked 'unbreakable' Nazi Enigma codes during the Second World War was unveiled to the public for the first time by BCS patron HRH Duke of Kent, to mark 50 years of the organisation.

The Bombe forms the centrepiece of a dedicated display at Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes - the historic site for British World War 2 code breaking activities. It was completed by the BCS special interest group The Computer Conservation Society.

The unveiling day, 17th July 2007, also commemorated the efforts of the machines' WRN operatives during the war and their contribution to the early history of computing.

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