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The Enigma code machine was first thought up before world war two started so that Germans could send information back and forth without enemies being able to see what they were saying The Enigma code machine could send 150 million million million different messages And with that many different ways of sending codes the Germans believed that no one could crack the Enigma code The Enigma writing machine looked very much like a typewriter in a wooden box with a keyboard at the top The Germans were able to keep changing the types of codes by changing the order of the rotors and there positions If anyone wanted to crack the code for that day they would have to find out the exact positions of the rotors which takes lots of time and skill The code breakers might work all day and try all different positions and still not find out what the code they intercepted meant It took very talented experts to be able to crack these codes with great skills in mathematics and linguists They intercepted more than 3000 codes a day in these special code breaking stations called Y stations These codes were then taken to different houses called HUTS The codes would be taken to different HUTS depending of if the code came from the air force navy or any other communication The code breakers would look at the codes and try to break each one by trying to find the proper rotor positions if the positions of the rotors werent perfectly the same they code would be wrong If they were lucky some messages would begin with the same word so they would have letters to start with And this would give many clues thoughout the message and make it much easier to crack the code When they did fine a lucky start to a message or found a kind
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