Nazi Germany cipher machine – level 1

16-11-2022 07:00

During World War II, Germany uses the Enigma Machine. It is a cipher machine. It can read secret messages. Alan Turing is an English cryptanalyst. He tries to read the secret messages. His team and he learn how the machine works.

After this happens, Fritz Menzer develops a new machine. It is called SG-41. It is more complicated than Enigma. Complicated is when you cannot easily know how it works.

In 2017, a man finds SG-41 in a forest. The machine is underground. Now, it is in a museum in Munich, Germany. It is not possible to take the machine apart. Experts use modern technology to look inside.

Difficult words: cipher machine (a machine which can send or read messages which people can’t normally understand), secret (something that nobody knows about), cryptanalyst (a person who reads secret messages to understand them).

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