Accession Number:

ADA422371

Title:

Some Human Factors in Codebreaking

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Christine Large, who has been Director at Bletchley Part since 1998, describes how human ingenuity and, in particular, the Poles early contribution, led to breaking a seemingly insoluble problem the Enigma machine. She speaks in reference to Dillwyn Knoxs seminal meeting with Marian Rejewski and the collaboration between men and machines that flowed thereafter. Some human factors that can lead to vital breaks are highlighted. Bletchley Parks current role in Anglo-Polish diplomatic relations, including a joint public information campaign instigated as a result of the film, Enigma, is explained.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Cybernetics
  • Military Intelligence
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE