Turing’s Treatise on Enigma
(The Prof’s Book)
Sir John Dermot Turing © 2000
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A document written by the late Dr. Alan Turing
while working as a cryptanalyst at Bletchley Park.
Turing’s Treatise has been entirely retyped by the three editors, Ralph Erskine, Philip Marks and Frode Weierud. It is presented in a non-definitive version which means that it is still missing some of the illustrations and several of the accompanying tables. The treatise will be updated and completed as soon as the necessary time and resources can be allocated.
The treatise has been divided into the original chapters, to ease both downloading and printing. For the time being each chapter has page numbering starting from page 1, however, the original page numbers as they appear in the typed manuscript have been retained. When the final version is ready the new page numbers will be revised and adapted to run consecutively throughout all the chapters.
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The Public Record Office (PRO), Kew London, has a few interesting Web pages on the Enigma machine. The pages have facsimile copies of several PRO documents including the three first pages from Chapter 1 of Turing's Treatise on Enigma and a few pages from Chapter 3 and Chapter 5.
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