Mr. Speaker, seventy- seven years ago this week the Allied forces made a decisive discovery in their war against the fascist Nazi regime. Throughout the early part of the war, Hitler had the Allies on the defensive.
He marched his armies all the way to British Channel, conquering country after country. Using the Enigma machine—widely considered completely unbreakable—the Nazis secretly transmitted messages about military operations across the continent and to every front of the war.
But on July 9, 1941, after years of tireless effort, the Allies finally cracked the code. They began intercepting German communications with increasing frequency, marking a turning point in the war.
The Allies could now avoid enemy traps, prepare for invasions, and attack weak-spots in Nazi lines. So today, Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize those who dedicated themselves to breaking he Enigma code, including the brilliant British mathematician Alan Turing.
I would also thank the Allied Military including the U.S. Navy for capturing these Enigma Machines so the code could be broken. These men and women saved countless Allied lives and helped free Europe and protect the world.
And that’s just the way it is.