Enigma

Factual error: Reference the rural scenes. In the 40s, barley fields did not exhibit large perpendicular tracks made by crop sprayers.

Factual error: At the end of the film, Tom Jericho makes his way to the "Adelphi Hotel" in Manchester. The outside of the Adelphi building just off the Strand in London is used.

Factual error: At the beginning of the film, as a British Admiral (or senior naval officer) leaves Bletchley he returns a salute. Although a naval officer, he does not give a naval salute but rather a half hearted army salute.

Factual error: The scene of 1946 London - Trafalgar Sq. looking south down Whitehall. You can see the turrets of the new MP office building - put up only a few years ago.

Factual error: In the opening scenes the staff car door is opened by a four-ringer Wren (Deputy Director, very rare) equivalent to Royal Navy Captain, instead of a rating.

Factual error: Reference the rural scenes. In the 40s, barley fields did not exhibit large perpendicular tracks made by crop sprayers.

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Tom Jericho: It's true though, isn't it? The Katyn Massacre?
Wigram: Oh, do shut up. There's a war to win, and Stalin's helping us win it.

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Trivia: The twice-used shot of the train rounding a curve is actually near Rabbit Bridge on the Great Central steam railway near Loughborough. The train is in fact heading South; according to the film, it is first heading West (Cambridge to Bletchley), then North (Bletchley to Manchester). The same locomotive is hauling both trains - unlikely - and is suspiciously clean for wartime. However, it was a masterful touch to dub in a passing steam train as background noise when the security man interviewed Jericho in his digs. Such background noise is often conspicuously absent in films.

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Chosen answer: This is not a mystery. Claire "stole them to read them" as Tom Jericho told Hester. As he later explained to Wigram, she had taken the messages to give to Puck who had the means to decipher them, and who was looking for his missing brother. The Kestrel traffic from ADU contained the names of victims of the Katyn Massacre. However, Puck and Claire were surprised by the imminent reappearance of Tom, and suddenly fled, explaining why some messages were left behind.

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