Event Calendar

1928: ENIGMA Introduced into German Army

Saturday, July 15, 2017

1928: ENIGMA Introduced into German Army

Description: 15 July 1928: The ENIGMA was introduced into the German Army and used for the transmission of coded messages. The Enigma was invented by Arthur Scherbius at the end of World War I and the machine was used commercially beginning in the early 1920s. The military version of the Enigma was a modified form of the commercial model to make it more secure. During the nearly two decades when the German military depended upon the Enigma for the coding of messages, the machine's design was continually modified and improved. German military messages enciphered on the Enigma machine were first broken by the Polish Cipher Bureau, beginning in December 1932.