The Emperor's Codes

The Emperor's Codes : The Breaking of Japan's Secret Ciphers

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In this gripping, previously untold story from World War II, Michael Smith examines how a group of eccentric codebreakers cracked Japan's secret codes and turned the tide of the war in the Pacific. Drawing upon recently declassified British files, privileged access to Australian secret official histories, and interviews with many of the men involved, The Emperor's Codes takes the reader step-by-step through the codebreaking process, explaining exactly how the codebreakers went about their daunting task-made even more difficult by the vast linguistic differences between Japanese and English. It details the grueling work and almost unfathomable dedication demonstrated by these relatively unsung heroes, without whose extraordinary exploits the outcome of World War II might have been very different.
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  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 141.2 x 213.4 x 19.8mm | 349.27g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014200233X
  • 9780142002339

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