Episode 1: U-190 and ENIGMA - Transcript
(Music: Maple Leaf Forever)
(CSE Crest in background with text: Communications Security Establishment Film Unit Presents Communcations Security Establishment News Reel Issue No. 1)
May 8th, 1945.
It’s over, over there!
(Canadians celebrating VE day on city streets.)
(World War II video of Canadian navy sailors aboard ships in the ocean.)
The war in Europe is over
and Germany has ordered all active U-Boats
to surrender to Allied forces.
(Video and photographs of German submarine U-190 in the ocean.)
500 miles off the coast of Newfoundland,
U-190 surfaces and surrenders to Canadian warships
the HMCS Victoriaville
and the HMCS Thorlock.
(Image of official surrender paper signed by the captain of U-190 in 1945.)
(Photos of Royal Canadian Navy brining U-190 into harbour in Newfoundland.)
Commandeered by our
brave members of the Royal Canadian Navy,
U-190 is brought into harbour.
(Photo of interior of U-190.)
On board the German submarine,
navy personnel find and seize
one of the most famous enciphering machines ever made
– an Enigma.
(World War II era photos of German soldiers using Enigma machines.)
in wide use by German armed forces
and intelligence throughout the war,
allowed operators to type and encrypt messages.
Using up to five rotor wheels,
these machines produced a
complex polyalphabetic cypher.
(Photos of Enigma machine and CSE museum.)
The Enigma machine captured onboard U-190
is now part of CSE’s collection of
historical artefacts on display at
Edward Drake Building.
It is a link to our roots
in wartime cryptography
and our mission to
provide and protect information,
through leading edge technology,
and through synergy with our partners.
(Photos of CSE buildings.)
For over 70 years CSE has been
Canada’s national cryptologic agency,
safeguarding Canada’s security
through information superiority.
(CSE Crest in background with text: Produced By CSE Film Unit Recorded At Edward Drake Building Ottawa)
(Canada Word Mark with waving flag.)