By James A. Reeds, Whitfield Diffie, J. V. Field

This ebook is an variation of the General record on Tunny with statement that clarifies the usually tricky language of the GRT and becoming it right into a number of contexts coming up out of a number of separate yet intersecting tale strains, a few merely implicit within the GRT. 

  • Explores the most likely roots of the guidelines stepping into the Tunny cryptanalysis
  • Includes examples of unique worksheets, and printouts of the Tunny-breaking strategy in action
  • Presents extra statement, biographies, glossaries, essays, and bibliographies

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At the time of writing (February 2015) the corresponding report on the activities of the Testery, ‘The Testery History’, has not yet been declassified. 24 For biographical details see Biographies of Authors, p. ciii below. 25 For biographical details see Biographies of Authors, p. ciii below. 26 Hodges, Alan Turing: The Enigma (see footnote 22, above), p. 114. For further details see S. L. Zabell, ‘Alan Turing and the Central Limit Theorem’, American Mathematical Monthly, 102 (1995), pp. 483–494, and idem ‘Statistics at Bletchley Park’, pp.

Xcviii. 33 See Hodges, Alan Turing: The Enigma (see footnote 22, above), pp. 285ff. Hodges’ reference is to TNA FO 850/256. 4 (2012), pp. 295–340. 34 Charles Eryl Wynn-Williams had worked at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge in the 1930s. In 1931 he invented a device for counting alpha particles that used thyratrons, though it took the input from a conventional detector. 31 TNA xxxvi Introduction that the new machine should minimise repeated running of tapes (which sometimes damaged them). Although details are not known, it seems that an early version of the projected new machine stored information from a tape of key stream, but Newman seems to have had reservations about using so many valves, whose reliability was open to doubt (for Newman’s comments on the earlier design see our Appendix D, ‘Initial Conception of Colossus, pp.

Horwood, A technical description of COLOSSUS I, August 1973, TNA HW 25/24, p. 1 (section 1, paragraph 1). Transcription by JVF. 53 D. C. Horwood, A technical description of COLOSSUS I, August 1973, TNA HW 25/24, p. 1 (section 1, paragraph 3). Transcription by JVF. xlii Introduction Horwood, who transferred to GCHQ in 1945, also gives us an insider account of what happened to the Colossi after the war: At the end of the War a number of the Colossus machines including the original were dismantled, but a small number of the more recent versions were moved to Eastcote and subsequently to Cheltenham.

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