Messages are encoded and decoded at the First Army Signal Service Headquarters in France during World War II.
France Date:1944 Duration:1 min 41 sec Sound:Yes
The First Army Signal Service Headquarters, Executive and Communication Section in France during World War 2. A soldier takes a message from the check post at the entrance. He delivers the dispatch message to the 'Master Message Center'. View of an enigma machine used to code the message. Another soldier decodes the incoming messages and encodes the outgoing messages using an automatic code machine. Soldiers operate teletypes, wirelesses, telephones and radios at the Headquarters. Officers near telephone carrier equipment that provides 7 channels in all and has 2 ground simplex circuits. A messenger plane lands near the Headquarters. The pilot hands over a map to the messenger. The map is cleared through the Message Center, sent by facsimile to Intelligence. Officers then forward the information to the artillery. The designated target area on the map. Soldiers fire artillery and shell the target area.
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