What is the movie U-571 about?

When a German U-571 submarine with a sophisticated encryption machine onboard is sunk during a World War II battle at sea, the Allies send an American Navy force led by Lieutenant Andrew Tyler (Matthew McConaughey) to retrieve it for study. Boarding the German ship, the Americans’ cover as a rescue force is quickly blown. Forced to take the crew hostage, the Americans lay their explosives and prepare to destroy the German vessel before the Nazis can send naval backup.U-571 / Film synopsis

What is the movie U-571 about?

When a German U-571 submarine with a sophisticated encryption machine onboard is sunk during a World War II battle at sea, the Allies send an American Navy force led by Lieutenant Andrew Tyler (Matthew McConaughey) to retrieve it for study. Boarding the German ship, the Americans’ cover as a rescue force is quickly blown. Forced to take the crew hostage, the Americans lay their explosives and prepare to destroy the German vessel before the Nazis can send naval backup.U-571 / Film synopsis

Who really broke the Enigma code?

Bletchley Park is to celebrate the work of three Polish mathematicians who cracked the German Enigma code in World War II. Marian Rejewski, Henryk Zygalski and Jerzy Różycki will be remembered in a talk on Sunday at the park’s annual Polish Day.

What was Alan Turing’s IQ?

185
Turing reportedly had an IQ of 185 but he was a typical 17-year-old. Turing’s report card from Sherborne School in Dorset, England notes his weakness in English and French studies. While his mathematics ‘shows distinct promise’ it was undermined by untidy work, and his essays were deemed grandiose beyond his abilities.

What the Enigma machine did?

The Enigma machine was a field unit used in World War II by German field agents to encrypt and decrypt messages and communications. Similar to the Feistel function of the 1970s, the Enigma machine was one of the first mechanized methods of encrypting text using an iterative cipher.

U-571 is a 2000 WWII military thriller starring Matthew McConaughey as Andrew Tyler, a US Navy lieutenant who finds himself unexpectedly commanding a stolen German U-Boat while on a secret mission to capture one of the 4-reel Enigma encoding machines used by the Kriegsmarine.

What kind of guns do they fire on the U-571?

Seaman Rabbit ( Will Estes) and Radioman Wentz ( Jack Noseworthy) fire the main 88mm / 45 calibre deck gun on the U-571. Seaman Rabbit is also seen manning the 2 cm Flak 38 twice on the U-571, located on the aft of the U-Boat.

What happened to the U-571 U-boat?

During the Battle of the Atlantic, after sinking a merchant ship from an Allied convoy, German U-boat U-571 has her engines badly damaged by depth charges from a British destroyer. U-571’s skipper Kapitänleutnant Günther Wassner makes a distress call that is intercepted by American intelligence.

Where is the U-571 S33?

The S-33 starts from Kittery, Maine (“PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD” on building behind welders), but in Lt. Hirsch’s briefing, the map clearly shows the U-571’s triangulated position at 52°N, 29°W. This is over 2,000 miles from Portsmouth, NH, but only about 1,200 miles from Lorient, France.