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Thread #156385   Message #3687556
Posted By: GUEST,Ed
21-Dec-14 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: I spy Tim van Eyken - now actor as well
Subject: RE: I spy Tim van Eyken - now actor as well
Mr Red,

Your 'facts' need correcting in a couple of places.

Enigma was most certainly used by the German Navy. Indeed they started using it in 1926. Whilst their World War II version was more complex (adding an extra rotor in 1942, for example - the M4 Triton) it is entirely wrong to say that the Navy didn't use it.

Your comment on what you call "over-head electric pick-up wires" is also incorrect. Yes, the 25 kV AC overhead wasn't introduced until 1956, but there were various other systems in place from the '20s onwards.

I haven't seen the film yet, so you may be right in doubting the historical veracity of what was depicted.

I'm not entirely sure what you mean regarding Tommy Flowers and Collosus? The film isn't mean't to be about Lorenz is it?