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Colossal revelations.

Documents which detail how Hitler's secret codes were broken by British intelligence were released to the public for the first time yesterday.

Among the manuals of graphs, calculations and photos are plans of how the world's first computer - Colossus - was built.

The material is on display at the Public Record Office, in Kew, south-west London.

Colossus was decades ahead of its time. It was no laptop computer - but it could read the Baudot code punch tape at a rate of 5,000 characters per second, occupied an entire room and weighed more than a ton.
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Date:Sep 30, 2000
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