imitation game movie

Pete Turnbull pete at
Tue Feb 10 12:20:14 CST 2015

On 10/02/2015 17:37, Jon Elson wrote:

> On 02/10/2015 09:29 AM, Pete Turnbull wrote: There is a 7-part
> article about the building of the NCR Bombes that I read.  It was
> written largely by Joe Desch's daughter.  He was the main designer
> and project leader of the NCR Bombe. It is an interesting story, but
> I have failed to find the link again in a quick look.  Possibly the
> 350 number was the number originally ordered, and she found this
> number in documents, but didn't know that the production was cut
> short as the machines were so successful.

It's well documented.  Production initially stopped at 96, but then the
British asked the US to make 50 more specifically to work on the Naval
Enigma, but by the time 25 more were built and in service, there was no
need for more.


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