Chatham Marconi Maritime Center Brings the Imitation Game Home During Film’s Showing at the Chatham Orpheum TheaterAdd to My Luxx Living
CHATHAM, MA – Thanks to the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center (CMMC), anyone going to showings of The Imitation Game at the Orpheum Theater which opens Jan. 23 will receive additional insight into the secret German code operations of World War II outlined in the film, and how the U.S. Navy top-secret “Station C”on Ryders Cove played its part in the defeat of the Nazis.
The movie explains how the Nazi Enigma codes were broken, thus enabling the Allies to understand secret German military messages. CMMC will provide a short video for each showing of The Imitation Game depicting how the Enigma Cipher Machine worked. At showings on Jan. 31, Feb. 4 and Feb. 7, a genuine Enigma will be displayed in the theater’s lobby and accompanied by an expert from CMMC.
This authentic Enigma cipher machine is part of the CMMC’s Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum 2015 salute to Chatham Radio’s classified wartime role. The museum, located within the aforementioned Station C operations building, opens on Chatham’s History Weekend, June 20. It will feature expanded exhibits about the Navy Years including this Enigma, a hands-on Enigma-based coding and encryption experience, special events and presentations by WWII experts.
Chatham Navy Radio played a significant role in defeating the Germans during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic by intercepting Enigma-encrypted wireless messages between German headquarters and its ships at sea, passing the intercepts on to Washington, DC for decoding. In addition, as the control station for the east-coast direction-finding network, Station C directed the search for telltale radio signals that allowed enemy vessels to be located and tracke
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