The secret war: the inside story of the code makers and code breakers of World War II
F+W Publications Inc. ,
Offers a look at the undercover war, revealing just how much of WWII was won away from the battlefields and how each side desperately tried to get into the 'mind set' of their enemies' code makers. This book includes a glimpse of the early history of the computer - its uses and subsequent development.|This title offers a comprehensive look at the undercover war, revealing just how much of WWII was won away from the battlefields and how each side desperately tried to get into the 'mind set' of their enemies' code makers.From the British cryptologists to the Navajo Indians whose codes helped win the war against Japan, this book reveals the stories of extraordinary people and their chance finds, lucky accidents, dogged determination and moments of sheer brilliance, to expose how the war was really won.It includes an intriguing glimpse of the early history of the computer - its spectacular uses and subsequent development. It features vivid first-hand accounts from the staff of Bletchley Park, French and Dutch resistance fighters, the American secret agents and members of the Services Liaison Unit who passed on vital coded information to field commanders. It also includes a 16 page plate section with rare archive photographs.
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|Grouping Title||secret war the inside story of the code makers and code breakers of world war ii|
|Grouping Author||paterson michael|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-07-24 17:26:10PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-19 04:24:41AM|
|author2-role||Harris, Robert,writer of foreword.|
|detailed_location_basalt||Basalt Non Fiction|
|display_description||The secret war features vivid first-hand accounts from those unknown men and women who played crucial roles in the Allied victory. Detailed archive material reveals the stories of the operatives around the world, from the cryptanalysts cracking the Enigma code at Bletchley Park, to Guadalcanal and the Navajo Indian signallers who were vital to the victory in the Pacific. The secrret war reveals the true extent of the clandestine war that raged throughout the world, and celebrates the extraordinary feats that these ordinary men and women quietly accomplished. --cover.|
|owning_library_basalt||Basalt Regional Library|
|subject_facet||World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography|
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence
|title_display||The secret war : the inside story of the code makers and code breakers of World War II|
|title_full||The secret war: the inside story of the code makers and code breakers of World War II/ Michael Paterson|
|title_short||The secret war|
|title_sub||the inside story of the code makers and code breakers of World War II|
World War, 1939-1945