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Library to lift the lid on the Enigma machine

One of the most fascinating sagas of World War II is to be discussed at a Shropshire library this week, when a leading expert on code-breaking and the Enigma machine visits.

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Dr Mark Baldwin and the Enigma machine

The Enigma was the machine use to encrypt German ciphers during the war, and was eventually cracked by a team of code-breakers at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes.

On Friday, September 15 renowned World War II historian Mark Baldwin is bringing an Enigma machine to Bridgnorth Library, where he is giving a talk on the history of the code-breakers.

The Enigma machine will be demonstrated by Dr Baldwin following the talk, which takes place from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Entry costs £5, with refreshments included. Bookings can be made by contacting

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