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原文:

German divers have presented a World War II Enigma encryption machine that they found in the Baltic Sea to a museum. The underwater team initially thought the cipher device was an old typewriter.

During the war, Allied forces worked relentlessly to decrypt the codes produced by the Enigma machine, which were changed every day, to gain vital details about German troop movements.

Ulf Ickerodt, head of the state archaeological office in Germany's Schleswig-Holstein region, said the machine would be restored by experts at the state's archaeology museum.

The delicate process, including a thorough desalination process after seven decades in the Baltic seabed, will take about a year. After that, the Enigma will go on display at the museum.

中譯:

在波羅的海找到這部二戰時期「恩尼格瑪」密碼機的這幾個德國潛水員,已將密碼機送交一間博物館。這個水下作業隊起初以為這部密碼機是一台舊打字機。

二戰期間,「恩尼格瑪」密碼機每天都會更改密碼,同盟國部隊則夜以繼日地破解其所產製的密碼,以獲取德軍行動的重要情資。

德國什列斯威—霍爾斯坦地區、國家考古辦公室主任伊克羅德表示,這部密碼機會交由德國考古博物館的專家進行修復。

這部密碼機在波羅的海海床上待了70年之久,日後包括徹底除鏽程序在內的細膩修復工序,得耗時約1年,完成之後,則會繼續在該博物館陳展。

-關鍵軍語-

※Enigma machine:

An encryption device used to protect commercial, diplomatic and military communication.

例句:

The Enigma machine was invented by the German engineer Arthur Scherbius at the end of World War I.

德國工程師謝爾比烏斯於一戰末期,發明了「恩尼格瑪」密碼機。