Code Girls Setting & Symbolism

Liza Mundy
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Arlington Farms

Girl Town was a nickname for Arlington Farms: women's dormitories that held the influx of women coming to the Capitol to help wartime efforts. The places was also referred to as "38 Acres of Girls" (46). It was built to house the thousands of women who flooded Washington, D.C. This is where Dot Braden first arrived.

Nut Job

"Nut jobs" were machines created by inventors which offered so called fool-proof enciphering systems. Ciphers are described as "the coming together of mathematic and linguistic learning" (64). While codes and ciphers have existed for a very long time, once machines were invented the possibilities for encryption expanded.

The Enigma

A premier cipher machine designed to encrypt messages and keep them secure from interlopers. The Enigma was originally designed by a German inventor to be used by banking institutions, however the Nazis adapted it for military use. In 1933, Hitler took it...

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