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This photo should not exist

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Once we get past the creep factor of Nazi army uniforms, we see a communications team sending a secret message. They are using the legendary Enigma machine to encrypt the message.

But why, why did that officer allow a photographer to record this highly sensitive activity?

A failure of operational security (OPSEC). Allies in Blechley Park would have sacrificed lives for this photo, or any photo showing the device in operation.