Enigma: The Battle For The Code

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Using new material from British and American archives, this book recounts how the German Enigma code was broken, as a result of the combined efforts of secret agents and spies, naval officers and ordinary seamen, and mathematicians and codebreakers.

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The complete story of how the German Enigma codes were broken. Perfect for fans of THE IMITATION GAME, the new film on Alan Turing’s Enigma code, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Breaking the German Enigma codes was not only about brilliant mathematicians and professors at Bletchley Park. There is another aspect of the story which it is only now possible to tell. It takes in the exploits of spies, naval officers and ordinary British seamen who risked, and in some cases lost, their lives snatching the vital Enigma codebooks from under the noses of Nazi officials and from sinking German ships and submarines.

This book tells the whole Enigma story: its original invention and use by German forces and how it was the Poles who first cracked – and passed on to the British – the key to the German airforce Enigma. The more complicated German Navy Enigma appeared to them to be unbreakable.

Additional information

Weight 0.42 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 3.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xxiv, 580 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition

75th anniversary edition

Dewey

940.548641 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K