Poland math experts broke German secret code without computers

Telegraph:
Benedict Cumberbatch, as Alan Turing (inset), in The Imitation Game

Polish codebreakers 'cracked Enigma before Alan Turing'

The German World War II secret code machine was first broken by the Poles and they gave their findings to Britain who used them to help their own people break the code.  They were able to read secret German message traffic through most of the war.  It gave them some of the same advantages that US enemies probably got from Hillary Clinton's email server.

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