This is a documentary about unsung heroes of World War II. In 1943, a 24-year-old maths student and a GPO engineer combined to hack into Hitler's personal super-code machine - not Enigma but an even tougher system, which he called his 'secrets writer'. Their break turned the Battle of Kursk, powered the D-day landings and orchestrated the end of the conflict in Europe. But it was also to be used during the Cold War - which meant both men's achievements were hushed up and never officially recognized. Written by
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[voiceover introduction: showing a photograph of Bill Tutte
This is a British mathematician called Bill Tutte. You won't have heard of him, but in 1942 he pulled off what many believe was the greatest intellectual feat of World War Two. It shortened the war and saved millions of lives. He died in 2002 without ever being officially recognised for his achievement.
[showing a photograph of Tommy Flowers
This is a former GPO engineer called Tommy Flowers. In 1944, he turned Tutte's mathematical ...