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    DescriptionThe best collection of military, espionage, and adventure stories ever told. The Dialogue Espionage Classics series began in 2010 with the purpose of bringing back classic out-of-print spying and espionage tales. From WWI and WWII to the Cold War, D-Day to the SOE, Bletchley Park to the Comet Line this fascinating spy history series brings you the best stories that should never be forgotten. The British codebreakers at Bletchley Park are now believed to have shortened the duration of the Second World War by up to two years. During the dark days of 1941, as Britain stood almost alone against the the Nazis, this remarkable achievement seemed impossible. This extraordinary book, originally published as Action This Day, includes descriptions by some of Britain's foremost historians of the work of Bletchley Park, from the breaking ofEnigma and other wartime codes to the invention of modern computing, and its influence on Cold War codebreaking. Crucially, it features personal reminiscences and very human stories of wartime codebreaking from former Bletchley Park codebreakers themselves. This edition includes new material from one of those who was there, making The Bletchley Park Codebreakers compulsive reading.


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    Title
    The Bletchley Park Codebreakers
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Michael Smith, Edited by Ralph Erskine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849540780
    ISBN 10: 1849540780
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JWKF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    LC classification: D
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESU
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    DC22: 940.548641
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    BISAC V2.8: POL036000
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 940.548641
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, JWKF
    Publisher
    Biteback
    Imprint name
    Biteback
    Publication date
    13 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    RALPH ERSKINE is one of Britain's leading historians of wartime codebreaking. MICHAEL SMITH is an award-winning journalist for the Sunday Times, and acclaimed author of Station X andThe Emperor's Codes.
    Review quote
    'Absolutely the best book ever written about codebreaking at Bletchley Park' Louis Kruh, Editor, Cryptologia