German World War Two Enigma Device Found At The Bottom Of The Sea

Share

GERMAN World War Two Enigma Device Found At The Bottom Of The Sea by Divers clearing Abandoned fishing Nets

Divers from the Submaris company, in Gelting Bay, while on a routine dive, in the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Germany, clearing old abandoned fishing nets, made the most incredible discovery of their lives, a German World War Two, portable Enigma machine, which has now been stored safely, in the Museum of Archaeology in Schleswig.

Enigma machines were scrambling devices used by Nazi Germany, at the height of the Second World War, to encode top-secret messages transmitted by radio, comprising of a number of cogs and wheels, that encrypted messages, with combinations changed daily, then radio operators at the other end, used codebooks to decipher the received messages.

Alan Turing is the man engraved in the history books, for being the leader of a team of code-breaking experts at Bletchley Park, England, responsible for finally breaking the Nazi codes, eventually cracking up to 3000 messages per day, which led to the destruction of the U-boat fleets in the Battle Of The Atlantic, in 1945, helping to bring the war to an earlier close.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), spokeswoman, Gabriele Dederer, said of the incredible find, “The WWF has been working for many years to rid the Baltic Sea of dangerous ghost nets, abandoned or lost fishing nets, known as ghost nets, represent a deadly trap for fish, marine mammals, and sea birds, and are a form of underwater pollution. The Enigma is by far the most exciting historic find, as they are so extremely rare”.

Florian Huber, the diver who made the find, said, “As an underwater archaeologist, I have already made many exciting and strange finds, however, I didn’t dream that we would once find an Enigma machine. It was a grey November day I will not forget so soon”.

____________________________________________________________

Thank you for taking the time to read this news article “German World War Two Enigma Device Found At The Bottom Of The Sea”.

For more UK daily news, Spanish daily news and Global news stories, visit the Euro Weekly News home page.

Published by
Chris King

Recent Posts

  • Costa Blanca South
  • Spain

Lux Aeterna bound for New York

ORIHUELA’S Lux Aeterna group will be appearing in New York next August in the Homage…

12 mins ago
  • News
  • UK

Russian Pipe Layer Vessel Defies US Sanctions and Starts Work in Danish Waters

Russian Pipe Layer Vessel Defies US Sanctions and Starts Work in Danish Waters Heightening Tensions.…

32 mins ago
  • News
  • World News

Israel Vaccinates Teenagers Ahead of School Exams

ISRAEL has begun vaccinating teenagers in order for them to sit their school exams, as…

49 mins ago
  • News
  • World News

Rioting Dutch Youths Set COVID Testing Centre Ablaze

Rioting Dutch Youths Set COVID Testing Centre Ablaze. (more…)

1 hour ago
  • French News
  • News
  • World News

French Police Hunt for Man Who Abducted Infant Stepson

A MANHUNT is underway in France for the man who abducted his two-year-old stepson, with…

1 hour ago
  • Sport
  • UK

Man United Knock Liverpool Out Of The FA Cup In A Thriller

Man United Knock Liverpool Out Of The FA Cup In A Thriller at Old Trafford…

1 hour ago