Wrens operating the Colossus computer, 1943. : News Photo
Wrens operating the Colossus computer, 1943. : News Photo
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Wrens operating the Colossus computer, 1943.

UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23: Colossus was the world's first electronic programmable computer at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire. Bletchley Park was the British forces' intelligence centre during WWII, and is where cryptographers deciphered top-secret military communiques between Hitler and his armed forces. The communiques were encrypted in the Lorenz code which the Germans considered unbreakable, but the codebreakers at Bletchley cracked the code with the help of Colossus, and so aided the Allies' victory. The women seen here belonged to the Women's Royal Naval Service, (WRNS) and were nicknamed �Wrens�. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
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Credit:Bletchley Park Trust / Contributor
Editorial #:90737445
Collection:SSPL
Date created:01 January, 1943
Licence type:Rights-managed
Release info:Not released. More information
Source:SSPL
Object name:10307385
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