In World War II code breaking was used.
One kind of code is ciphered codes or letters. Ciphered letters are
usually written in groups of five. Codes can be hard to solve.
Super encipher codes are codes that are run several times through processes.
Code breakers can sometimes break codes by getting others' code books,
so figuring the codes is easier. If this method fails, then they
have to get a cryptographer, an expert at breaking codes. In order
to do this, the cryptographer has to have plenty of patience, time, sample
messages, and a frequency table. A frequency table is a chart that
has the most common letters of the alphabet in several languages.
In World War II cryptographers would be sure to have a job.
Ultra was the secret word for Bletchley, Bronze Goddess. Enigma keys were collecting German messages, deciphering them, and sending them to allied war planners. There was never any danger to German spies blowing the secret. Nothing was ever written on Ultra so there was a zero chance of Ultra falling into the hands of enemies during combat. Germans could sometimes capture the Ultra agents. This is why the agents had to swear to commit suicide if they got captured. They would commit suicide by taking cyanide tablets. This story of Ultra was real to Western Europe during World War II. The war could have easily been lost in the winter of 1944, but it was not lost largely due to Ultra.
The Influence of ULTRA in the Second World War
This article is about a man named Ross Anderson.
He was a spy of World War II from 1939 to 1946.
He then came back to Cambridge and became
Professor of the History of International Relations,
and Master of St. Johns College. In this article
you will read what Ultra is. You will also learn
what it was used for and many other facts.
Read this article to find out more.