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  • n. Plural form of bombe.


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  • Her job was to set up large rudimentary computers called bombes to decode the German messages.

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  • The computers were called "bombes", and were basically devices to spin Enigma rotors as fast as possible, trying out different keys while working on "cribs".

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  • The greatest single British contribution to the defeat of the Third Reich, and possibly the greatest British achievement of the past century, is known to us as Bletchley, the unprepossessing country house halfway between Oxford and Cambridge, where an eccentric team of mathematicians, musicians, and classicists broke what the Germans had with good reason believed to be the unbreakable codes of their Enigma machines, and in the process pretty well invented modern computing: the huge creaking and whirring "bombes" of Bletchley, running over endless patterns and permutations, were the forebears of your laptop.


  • Bletchley Park rebuilds the bombes -- code crackers that won the war

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  • The bombes are turned out so that the cake is on the bottom and you end up with a beautiful piece that looks like it could have come from a four star restaurant - and tastes like it, too.

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  • The only special thing you need to make it is a dome-shaped candy mold to give the bombes their shape.

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  • Bletchley Park rebuilds the bombes -- code crackers that won the ...

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  • Français · Les Philippines sous la peur des bombes

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  • The boy and I pick up one of their small baked Alaskas or ice cream bombes once every few weeks and split it for dessert, and ohmygod.

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  • Les bombes de plus en plus sophistiquées des insurgés se font toujours plus meurtrières.

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