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During World War II, Nye’s mom was in the Navy and was even recruited to work on the Enigma code. | Bill Nye's Mom Was A Badass World War II Code Breaker

Bill Nye's Mom Was A Badass World War II Code Breaker

During World War II, Nye’s mom was in the Navy and was even recruited to work on the Enigma code. | Bill Nye's Mom Was A Badass World War II Code Breaker

Alan Turing, Enigma Code-Breaker and Computer Pioneer, Wins Royal Pardon. If you are unaware of who this man is, it's an important story to read.

Alan Turing, Enigma Code-Breaker and Computer Pioneer, Wins Royal Pardon

Alan Turing, Enigma Code-Breaker and Computer Pioneer, Wins Royal Pardon. If you are unaware of who this man is, it's an important story to read.

Alan Turing was a quite brilliant mathematician, most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes. It is no exaggeration to say that, without his outstanding contribution, the history of the Second World War could have been very different. He truly was one of those individuals we can point to whose unique contribution helped to turn the tide of war.

Gordon Brown: I'm proud to say sorry to a real war hero

Alan Turing was a quite brilliant mathematician, most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes. It is no exaggeration to say that, without his outstanding contribution, the history of the Second World War could have been very different. He truly was one of those individuals we can point to whose unique contribution helped to turn the tide of war.

Alan Turing, Enigma Code-Breaker and Computer Pioneer, Wins Royal Pardon - The New York Times

Alan Turing, Enigma Code-Breaker and Computer Pioneer, Wins Royal Pardon

Alan Turing, Enigma Code-Breaker and Computer Pioneer, Wins Royal Pardon - The New York Times

Remembering legendary Enigma code breaker Mavis Batey via @CNET

Remembering legendary Enigma code breaker Mavis Batey

Remembering legendary Enigma code breaker Mavis Batey via @CNET

Joan Clarke, MBE, (1919-1996), friend and confidante of Alan Turing, worked at Bletchley Park as an Enigma code breaker.

Joan Clarke, MBE, (1919-1996), friend and confidante of Alan Turing, worked at Bletchley Park as an Enigma code breaker.

Joan Clarke Murray codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II, became deputy head of Hut 8 in 1944. Code breaking was almost exclusively done by men during the war. Clarke was paid less than the men and felt that she was prevented from progressing further because of her gender. She was a English cryptanalyst and numismatist. You have Joan and the women of Bletchley Park to thank for changing the History of the World AND the fact that you’re reading this on a computer!

Joan Clarke, the cryptanalyst war-heroine, and the women of Bletchley Park (you never heard of)

Joan Clarke Murray codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II, became deputy head of Hut 8 in 1944. Code breaking was almost exclusively done by men during the war. Clarke was paid less than the men and felt that she was prevented from progressing further because of her gender. She was a English cryptanalyst and numismatist. You have Joan and the women of Bletchley Park to thank for changing the History of the World AND the fact that you’re reading this on a computer!

Alan Turing - Mathematician, Enigma code breaker and member of the gay community who was tragically driven to suicide in 1954.

Alan Turing - Mathematician, Enigma code breaker and member of the gay community who was tragically driven to suicide in 1954.

Women spies in the second world war: Rozanne Colchester, now 89, a code breaker during the war and postwar MI6 agent. Photo when she was 17 in WWII.

Women spies in the second world war: "It was horrible and wonderful. Like a love affair"

Women spies in the second world war: Rozanne Colchester, now 89, a code breaker during the war and postwar MI6 agent. Photo when she was 17 in WWII.

Mavis Batey, Allied Code Breaker in World War II, Dies at 92 - NYTimes.com

Mavis Batey, Allied Code Breaker in World War II, Dies at 92

Mavis Batey, Allied Code Breaker in World War II, Dies at 92 - NYTimes.com

Alan Turing: Handwritten journal of Enigma code-breaker sells for more than $1m - People - News - The Independent

Turing's handwritten journal sells for more than $1m

Alan Turing: Handwritten journal of Enigma code-breaker sells for more than $1m - People - News - The Independent

This is the inside of the Turing Bombe, the Bletchley Park code-breaking machine and forerunner of the modern computer.  It assisted in de-coding messages sent on Nazi Enigma machines during the Second World War.

The Wider View: Nazi codebreaker which shortened the Second World War by two years

This is the inside of the Turing Bombe, the Bletchley Park code-breaking machine and forerunner of the modern computer. It assisted in de-coding messages sent on Nazi Enigma machines during the Second World War.

"During World War II, Bill Nye’s mom Jacqueline Nye (née Jenkins), was in the Navy and was even recruited to work on the Enigma code. An Allied code-breaking team used recovered Enigma machines, invented by Germans, to decrypt German messages, which historians say helped shorten the war."

Bill Nye's Mom Was A Badass World War II Code Breaker

"During World War II, Bill Nye’s mom Jacqueline Nye (née Jenkins), was in the Navy and was even recruited to work on the Enigma code. An Allied code-breaking team used recovered Enigma machines, invented by Germans, to decrypt German messages, which historians say helped shorten the war."

Alan Turing, Enigma Code-Breaker and Computer Pioneer, Wins Royal Pardon: Nearly 60 years after his death, Alan Turing,  British mathematician, received a formal pardon from Queen Elizabeth II for his conviction in 1952 on charges of homosexuality.

Alan Turing, Enigma Code-Breaker and Computer Pioneer, Wins Royal Pardon: Nearly 60 years after his death, Alan Turing, British mathematician, received a formal pardon from Queen Elizabeth II for his conviction in 1952 on charges of homosexuality.