Thu., Sep. 16 | Zoom Link to be provided

Sept 16 Special Presentation

Enjoy a special presentation on the Enigma Machine by the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Edmonton
Registration is Closed
Sept 16 Special Presentation

Time & Location

Sep. 16, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Zoom Link to be provided

About the Event

To the Cadets of 2051 19th Alberta Dragooms,

On behalf of the Sir Winston Churchill Society in Edmonton, I offer best greetings to you.

The Sir Winston Churchill Society of Edmonton is the first Churchill Society in the world and was endorsed by Churchill before he died.  We support the development of young leaders, people who understand history and promote civil discourse in current events.  Since our inception, we have provided graduate scholarships for over 40 U of A students in the Humanities and Engineering at Cambridge and Oxford.  We are in the process of establishing an undergrad History Scholarship for U of A students.

We have arranged an exciting presentation that is sure to be of interest to students of the second world war.

This virtual presentation by Professor Dr. Robert Smith:  Enigma Machines - Fact and Fiction takes place on Thursday, September 16th 7:00 PM by ZOOM.

There is no charge to attend.

ENIGMA MACHINES - Fact and Fiction

Enigma machines were at the very heart of the German war effort in World War II as they were used to encrypt and decrypt countless messages between German military units. Enigma machines have also recently become famous through numerous books, articles, and films. The best known of the films is "The Imitation Game" from 2015 that centred on efforts by Allied code breakers to decrypt messages sent by Enigma machines, in effect, to read the mail sent by the German armed forces. In this short talk, Dr. Smith discusses Enigma machines and their remarkable role in World War II.

After the presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.

For a bit of fun, I invite you to try out this Enigma Machine Simulator.  https://www.advanced-ict.info/javascript/enigma.html

I look forward to seeing you virtually on Thursday, September 16th.  Don't forget to RSVP.

With all kindest regards,

Elisebeth Checkel

President, the Edmonton Churchill Society

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