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原文:

German divers who recently fished an Enigma encryption machine out of the Baltic Sea, used by the Nazis to send coded messages during World War II, handed their rare find over to a museum for restoration on Dec. 4.

The legendary code machine was discovered last month during a search for abandoned fishing nets in the Bay of Gelting in northeast Germany, by divers on assignment for environmental group WWF.

Naval historian Dr. Jann Witt from the German Naval Association believes the machine, which has three rotors, was thrown overboard from a German warship in the final days of the war.

It is less likely that it came from a scuttled submarine, he said, because Adolf Hitler's U-boats used the more complex four-rotor Enigma machines.

中譯:

二戰期間,納粹德國用來傳送密電的「恩尼格瑪」密碼機,最近被數名德國潛水員從波羅的海打撈起,並於2020年12月4日,將此稀世珍寶交給一間博物館進行修復。

環保團體「世界自然基金會」所派遣的潛水員,於上個月在德國東北方的格爾廷灣搜尋廢棄漁網時,發現了這部傳奇性的密碼機。

德國海軍協會的海軍史學家維特博士相信,這部有3個轉子的密碼機,是在二戰最後幾天,從德國戰艦拋入海中。

他認為,該密碼機不太可能來自竄逃的潛艇,因為希特勒的「U艇」,使用的是更為複雜的4個轉子的密碼機。

-關鍵軍語-

※WWF:

World Wide Fund for Nature.

※U-boat:

Military submarines operated by Germany.

例句:

The destruction of enemy shipping by German U-boats was a spectacular feature of both World Wars I and II.

德國用「U艇」摧毀敵各式船艦,創下兩次世界大戰特有的驚人之舉。