Veterans celebrate computer anniversary

A group of veterans have gathered at Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the world's first electronic computer.

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Bletchley Park veterans gather to celebrate 70th anniversary of remarkable computer

The Colossus on display at the The National Museum of Computing. Credit: The National Museum of Computing

A group of veterans will gather at Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes today to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the world's first electronic computer.

The Colossus allowed the British to gather crucial intelligence. Credit: National Archives

The Colossus was developed for British code-breakers during the Second World War to help them read and intercept high-level German army messages.

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