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Ultra, Enigma, Secrets and Squealing October 12, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Ultra, Enigma, Secrets and Squealing

Regular readers of this blog will know that Beach is extremely suspicious of conspiracy theories and those who write about them. However, one partial exception is Robin Ramsay, joint founder of Lobster Magazine, a Fortean Times columnist and a general conspiracy guru. RR certainly has a thorough understanding of conspiracy theorists: ‘[w]hat is wrong with […]

Alan Turing’s Breasts September 24, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Alan Turing's Breasts

Alan Turing’s efforts at code-breaking at Bletchley Park 1939-1945 led to Enigma decrypts and gave Britain and later the US a window into Hitler’s parlour in crucial years, allowing, inter alia, victory in the Battle of the Atlantic. Indeed, it is sometimes said that Turing was one of three or four individuals without whom Britain […]