Colossus in 1945 (Image: National Archives)
Diary note of Colossus' first opertional day
The rebuilt Colossus at Bletchley Park
The tape drive of Colossus
Colossus was the world's first programmable digital electronic computer and gave the Allies an advantage over Axis forces in the Second World War
The Lorenz machine Image: (Wikipedia/Matt Crypto)
Sometimes the most important victories in a war don’t occur on battlefields and don’t involve weaponry. On Wednesday, a very unusual group of veterans gathered at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire to commemorate an event that shortened the Second World War and saved countless lives. They were the men and women who built Colossus, the world's first programmable electronic digital computer, and they and their families were at the National Museum of Computing for a re-enactment of the day the famous machine began its code-breaking operations against the Axis forces.
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