[Cryptography] Operation Claymore

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Mon Mar 4 00:12:56 EST 2019

On this day in 1941, the German armed trawler "Krebs"(!) was raided; the 
Enigma itself was chucked overboard per protocol, but captured documents 
(before they could be destroyed) helped to track the German Navy movements 
for a few weeks.

PS: Am I the only one annoyed by Hollywood's rewriting of crypto history? 
The Enigma box was captured by the British, for example, not the 
Americans; Alan Turing always seems to be cast poorly; etc.

-- Dave

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