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ENIGMA: THE BATTLE FOR THE CODE
THE PLOT It is now well known that breaking the German Enigma code helped the Allies to win the Second World War. Churchill referred to the Bletchley Park codebreakers as the geese who layed golden eggs and never cackled.
Without for a moment belittling the work of Alan Turing and his team of eccentric codebreakers, this book shows the extent to which the breaking of the all-important Naval Enigma code was reliant on more traditional forms of cloak and dagger: the heroic capture of ships and U-boats, and their codebooks, on the high seas, and the betrayal of his German homeland by the Enigma spy, an old-fashioned traitor. Such deeds turned out to be just as important as any cryptographic breakthrough. Click here to know more
SPECIAL 75TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION contains 7 postscripts and 5 collections of personal accounts which were not in the original version of this book. These postscripts cover documents, information and research declassified, made available or compiled since the book’s original publication. These personal accounts describe some of the first attempts to capture Enigma code books from German ships and U-boats. Click here to know more
TASTER: PROLOGUE The book starts with the moment when, following up information supplied by the Enigma spy’s daughter, the author found his grave.