Enigma: The Battle for the Code

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

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Enigma: The Battle for the Code - Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

No episode in the Second World War has captured the modern imagination more strongly than the cracking of the Enigma code by the boffins at Bletchley Park.
Yet was this what really happened? Without for a moment belittling the work of Alan Turing and his team of eccentric codebreakers, this book shows the extent to which the breaking of the all-important Naval Enigma code was reliant on more traditional forms of cloak and dagger - the stealing of code-books from sinking U-boats and the betrayal of his German homeland by the Enigma Spy. Included in this special anniversary edition are new details such as: the true story behind Ian Fleming's Operation Ruthless and other plans to 'pinch' the Naval Enigma from the Germans, based on documents never published before; the tragic decline of Dilly Knox, the codebreaking genius who could beat the Italians and the Germans but not the Bletchley Park bureaucrats; and why the Germans never realised that their code had been broken.

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