Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft
By ABRAHAM RABINOVICH
(February 3) -- Two Israelis who took part in World War II's 'Ultra' project recall how Britain's successful effort to crack Germany's top-secret military codes played a decisive role in the defeat of the Nazis.
The message in German that passed across Walter Ettinghausen's desk was one of tens of thousands he had seen since arriving in Bletchley Park, 80 kilometers north of London, early in the war. It seemed inconsequential in the context of the cosmically secret work being carried out there, but the message contained a brief phrase that he would still recall more than half a century later.