What would happend if enigma was never broken??
Warplayer12 last edited by
Would germany won??
Would america won??
it is my question to you guys…
My guess is that it would have prolonged the war, but not changed its outcome. The main effect would have been to increase the tonnage losses for the Allies in the Battle of the Atlantic. As I recall, Allied shipping losses went up when things happened to degrade their decryption capabilities (such as when the Germans added an extra rotor to the Enigma machine) and went down when the Allies figured out how to crack each new cyper key that Germany introduced. Apparently, part of the Allied decryption success rate hinged on how scrupulous the Germans were in using their cypher systems properly: if I remember correctly, the Luftwaffe was notoriously sloppy in its cypher usage, so that its messages could be read with ease, while at the other end of the spectrum the Allies made little or no progress at cracking the Gestapo’s cypher keys.
ABWorsham4 last edited by
It would have prolonged the war.
No one would EVER be able to understand cminke’s posts.
That’s very true. The machine was really invented for that purpose anyway.
There would have been no Holocaust.
I mean… if the Germans won. We wouldn’t be hearing about it would we?
c64 last edited by
I remember having read an article by David Kahn about it. It was in a book called “what if…” edited by Robert Cowley.
Unfortunately I can’t seem to remember anything about the content of this article. I see if I find this book somewhere in my house…