Links to more information

Web sites related to WW2 cryptology

Note: It’s always sobering to check for broken links, and I’ve found that this page had its share. If you should hit a dud, please (a) be patient; (b) consider using Google to find the correct link and (c) drop me an email so I can refresh the link.

Links last checked March 2019. You can also check the Notes and Sources page.

Essential background information

  • Documents specific to the American Bombe posted by Frode Weierud
  • Information about the Battle of the Atlantic posted by the Mariner’s Museum of Newport News, Virginia
  • This week I received a tip to look at Important People of WWII at the True People Search site. The selection of people listed is interesting and helpful background; a listing of sources might have given folks places to read more about them. There’s always wikipedia. Thanks to Chris, and teacher Jane Ziegler.

In particular, see …

The role of cryptology in American history:

The birth of the Digital Age, as powerful computers come on market post-war (a new section due to a heads up from teacher Ton Coner and student Megan)

I.E.E.E. History Center interviews with 7 of the NCR personnel who worked on this project

Background information about the Medal for Merit

Information about the U-boat wars

The pioneering work of the British at Bletchley Park, and Bletchley’s relationship with the US:

New: The admirable and now successful efforts of the Bletchley Park Trust not only to save Bletchley Park but educate the public about the Park’s heroic efforts during WW2

Information about the ground-breaking work on cracking the Enigma accomplished by Polish cryptanalysts early in the War:

Sites dedicated to our veterans:

For a glimpse at Dayton’s role in international cryptologic history, visit the web pages of the Dayton History

Would you like to learn more about codes and ciphers, encrypt a message, or learn more about tubes and circuits? decrypt other ciphers? tackle Enigma itself?

Excellent background information based on primary sources: