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A Tour of Bletchley Park: Codebreaking that helped win WWII, and the birthplace of the modern computer

Estimated to have taken two years off WWII, saving countless lives, the code and cipherbreaking of Bletchley Park was instrumental to the Allies' win. Here's a photo tour of this once-secret pantheon of codebreaking, and the birthplace of the modern computer.

By May 30, 2014

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The cutting-edge tech behind the hunt for lost WWII planes

For years, the BentProp Project has searched the seas off Palau for missing planes shot down by the Japanese. Now the group has access to the latest oceanographic technology, which it used to find two aircraft lost for 70 years.

By April 20, 2014

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How BentProp and undersea robots found long-lost WWII bombers

Hundreds of families of Americans missing in action in Palau since World War II have long wondered what happened to their loved ones. Now cutting-edge oceanographic technology is helping find answers.

By April 20, 2014

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In Palau, lost WWII graves and unexploded bombs (pictures)

For years, BentProp Project volunteers have been seeking the remains of POWs and others executed by the Japanese. And NGO Cleared Ground Demining has been removing bombs from the area.

17 Images By April 20, 2014

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To find lost jungle graves, beware of unexploded WWII bombs

The BentProp Project has been searching the Palauan jungle for years to find the remains of POWs and others executed by the Japanese. Unexploded WWII bombs make it a risky quest.

By April 20, 2014

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The high-tech hunt for WWII MIAs (pictures)

Thanks to some very high-tech tools being used in the hunt for American military planes shot down by the Japanese in near the island nation of Palau in 1944, some families will finally be learning the fate of their lost loved ones. CNET traveled to Palau to document the hunt.

35 Images By April 20, 2014

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A walk among hidden graves and WWII bombs

To find unmarked graves thought to hold the bodies of POWs, missionaries, and others executed in the Palauan jungle by the Japanese during World War II, volunteers from the BentProp Project must first wait for Cleared Ground Demining to dispose of countless unexploded bombs left there for decades.

By April 19, 2014

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Underwater robots helping find missing WWII planes, airmen

Since 1993, members of the BentProp Project have hunted the seas of Palau for American planes shot down in by the Japanese during World War II. Now they have new high-tech oceanographic tools to help in the search.

By April 19, 2014

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DIY spy: Make your own WWII Enigma Machine

Make Alan Turing proud by crafting your own replica of the historic Enigma cryptomachine with this extensive tutorial by ST-Geotronics.

By December 30, 2013

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French WWII POWs built hidden camera, filmed Nazis

French soldiers held in a Nazi prison camp during WWII managed to smuggle in parts to construct a movie camera and film their escape attempt.

By August 7, 2013