Experience Codebreaker Site Bletchley In 360: How Britain Defeated Nazi Enigma

In this 360 video, let us visit the Bletchley Park museum in VR, a secret house that housed the codebreakers of War World II against the German Nazis.



Situated in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, Bletchley Park was the codebreaker’s central site during the World War II era as it routinely cracked the ongoing secret communication of the German Nazis. The British Intelligence believed that the war itself was shortened by at least two years due to the Ultra intelligence produced by Bletchley, and without it the war may have had an uncertain result.




A complex machine named The Bombe, was designed by Alan Turing and Gordon Welshman, in order to facilitate the process of breaking Enigma.




A historical drama thriller film “The Imitation Game” is a 2014 film directed by Morten Tyldum, with a screenplay cased on the biography of Alan Turing. The movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a British professional codebreaker Alan Turing, who ultimate decrypted German intelligence codes for the British government during the War.

The movie was a huge success, grossing over $233 million globally, while the film took only $14 million to produce, making this movie the highest-grossing independent film of 2014.

Bletchley decrypted most messages sent by the German by using the Enigma cipher machine, and the twelve-rotor Lorenz SZ42 on-line teleprinter cipher machine. At it’s peak, the machines were decrypting over 4,000 messages per day.




The Battle of the Atlantic and the Battle of Cape Matapan owe largely of it’s win as a result of Bletchley’s work to defeating the U-boats and naval victories.

After the War, Bletchley staff members remain in total secrecy, and most friends and family never knew much about the secret war job that took place.

After going through several succession of hands, the site was nearly demolished for redevelopment. It was in 1992, the Milton Keynes Borough Council declared that Bletchley Park to remain as a museum.




After F.W. Winterbotham published “The Ultra Secret” in 1974, the public was finally able to discuss and learn of Bletchley’s work. In July, 2009, the British government finally announced that Bletchley workers would be recognized with a commemorative badge.



Simple Guide on How To Watch and Interact W/ YouTube 360 Degree Video

From computer

YouTube supports playback of 360 videos from the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. Safari is not supported.

From mobile and tablets

To watch and interact with YouTube 360 videos, be sure to you have updated your device with the latest version of the app. For viewing YouTube videos, you will want to copy the video title name below:

Bletchley Park 360 tour: How Britain cracked Nazi Enigma


Then open the YouTube app, and paste into the search box.

For an immersive experience, you can watch 360 degree videos with Cardboard via the YouTube app. Once the 360 video is launched, simply click the Cardboard icon on the lower right corner and insert phone into the Cardboard.


Author: VR Reporter

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