WQED Digital Docs

Julia Parsons: World War II Codebreaker

11/11/2021 | 9m 53s | Video has closed captioning.

Julia Parsons kept the secret of her World War II military service for nearly 50 years. A U.S. Navy WAVE, Julia worked to break the Nazi code used to encrypt German U Boat message traffic. The Enigma machine was considered undecipherable, until Allied teams captured several of these devices being used by the Nazis.

Aired: 11/11/21

Rating: NR

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