Veterans Celebrate Colossus 70th Anniversary

The 70th anniversary of the pioneering colossus computer is being celebrated today at Bletchley Park.

Colossus was recognised as the first electronic computer, used for the first time on the 5th February 1994. The computer was kept secret for 30 years, due to the sensitive work it did during World War Two, as it was used to crack messages sent by Hitler and his generals.

The machines code-cracking ability will be demonstrated at the celebration, and will bring together some of the machine's creators and operators at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC).

Tim Reynolds, chair of the TNMOC said: "The achievements of those who worked at Bletchley Park are humbling. This day is in honour of all the men and women who worked on breaking the Lorenz cipher."

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