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    • Publication date:07 Oct 2004
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Enigma

The Battle For The Code

By Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

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The complete story of how the German Enigma codes were broken, reissued for the 75th anniversary of the event. Perfect for fans of THE IMITATION GAME, the Oscar-winning film on Alan Turing's Enigma code, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

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.

Biographical Notes

Barrister and journalist (currently attached to the Mail on Sunday). His family owned Bletchley Park - here the Enigma code was broken - until they sold it to the British government in 1937.

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  • ISBN: 9781474608329
  • Publication date: 12 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 608
  • Imprint: W&N
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