The Battle for the Code

Book - 2000
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'Cracking stuff . . . vivid and hitherto unknown details.'-Sunday Times (London)The complete story of the cracking of the Nazi code and those who risked their lives to make it possibleMost histories of the cracking of the Enigma code focus on the work done by the codebreakers at Bletchley Park, Britain's famous counterintelligence station. In addition to providing new details about the genesis of the code and the activities at Bletchley, Enigma tells, for the first time, the hair-raising stories of those who put their lives on the line to give the codebreakers the materials they needed. While researching the book, noted British journalist Hugh Sebag-Montefiore tracked down many of the surviving players in the Enigma drama. These witnesses-some of them speaking on the record for the first time-provide unforgettable firsthand accounts, including gripping stories of the secret agents, naval officers, and ordinary seamen who faced death in order to snatch vital codebooks from under the noses of Nazi officials and from sinking ships.
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2000
ISBN: 9780471407386
Branch Call Number: 940.5485
Characteristics: x, 422 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm


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