Codebreakers: The Inside Story of Bletchley Park

Codebreakers: The Inside Story of Bletchley Park

By: Alan Stripp (editor), F. H. Hinsley (editor)Paperback

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With many colourful anecdotes and vivid descriptions, this is the first authentic account of daily life at Government Communications Headquarters, Bletchley Park, the most successful intelligence agency in history. Described by Churchill as the 'secret weapon' that 'won the war', the men and women of Bletchley Park here combine to write their story in full. This book gives fascinating insights into recruitment and training, together with a full and accurate account of codes and ciphers and how they are broken.

About Author

Sir Harry Hinsley was formerly Master of St John's College and Professor of the History of International Relations in the University of Cambridge. Alan Stripp is Director of Cambridge University Summer Schools on British Secret Services

Contents

INTRODUCTION. THE INFLUENCE OF ULTRA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR; PART ONE. THE PRODUCTION OF ULTRA INTELLIGENCE; PART TWO. ENIGMA; PART THREE. FISH; PART FOUR. FIELD CIPHERS AND TACTICAL CODES; PART FIVE. JAPANESE CODES; APPENDIX. HOW THE BLETCHLY PARK BUILDINGS TOOK SHAPE

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780192801326
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780192801326
  • weight: 252
  • ISBN10: 0192801325

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