Enigma Machine


The Enigma machine, pictured be, is a rotary electromechanical device for encrypting messages. There are several versions of the Enigma, the most widely used was the M3. Due to diligent work and innovations by both Polish and British cryptographers, the Allies were able to decrypt the messages of German Armed Forces. Giving the Allies vital information about German military movements and plans, and leading to the defeat of the Axis. This page includes a short history of Enigma and the Allies attempts to crack its codes as well as an explanation of the theory of how Enigma works.




Enigma Machine [2]