Codebreaker in the Far East

Codebreaker in the Far East

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Codebreaker in the Far East is the first book to describe how Bletchley Park and its Indian and Far Eastern outposts broke a series of Japanese codes and cipher systems of dazzling variety and complexity. Their achievements made a major contribution to the Allied victory in Burma, and probably helped to shorten and win the war, perhaps by two or three years. Alan Stripp gives his first-hand account of the excitement of reading the enemy's mind, of working against the clock, hampered by one of the world's most daunting languages and the knowledge that they were facing an unyielding and resourceful enemy who had never known defeat.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 halftones and 2 maps and numerous code examples
  • 0192803867
  • 9780192803863
  • 1,642,325

About Alan Stripp

Alan Stripp in 1943 was a first-year Cambridge classics scholar with an aptitude for musical composition, chess, and crossword puzzles. These attributes led to his selection for training in breaking Japanese codes, which he did at Bletchley Park and in Delhi until the end of the war, when he switched to Persian and Afghan codes. Returning to Cambridge, he changed course to read Japanese and Chinese. His later career embraced the British Council in Portugal and Indonesia, and both lecturing and administration at Cambridge. Since retiring in 1988 he has directed Cambridge University summer schools on British secret intelligence.show more

Table of contents

1. CAMBRIDGE, BEDFORD, AND YORKSHIRE ; 7. JAPANESE CODES AND CIPHERS: WHAT WERE THEY LIKE? ; 14. CLANDESTINE GROUPS AND THEIR SIGNALSshow more

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