Enigma : The Battle for the Code

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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 possible Most 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.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 161.3 x 239.8 x 36.3mm | 846g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0471407380
  • 9780471407386

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"In a crowd of books dealing with the Allied breaking of the World War II German cipher machine Enigma, Hugh Sebag-Montifiore has scored a scoop." --The Washington Post

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About Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

HUGH SEBAG--MONTEFIORE is an attorney and journalist who has written for numerous British newspapers, including the Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph, and the Observer. His family owned Bletchley Park before it was sold to the British government in the late 1930s. He lives in London.

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