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Unravelling Enigma : Bletchley Park and the Second World War

By: Freedman, Maurice.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2014Description: 1 online resource (204 p.).ISBN: 9781473800830.Subject(s): Enigma cipher system | World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- Great BritainGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Unravelling Enigma : Bletchley Park and the Second World WarDDC classification: 940.548641 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 'Gentlemen Do Not Read Each Other's Mail'; 2 The Polish Enigma; 3 The Impossible We Do Immediately … Success and Expansion at Bletchley Park; 4 Hut Six - Where It All Began; 5 Guessing with Virtual CertaintyThe Turing-Welchman Bombe; 6 Hut Three - Getting to Know the Enemy; 7 Huts Four and Eight - Searching for U-Boats; 8 How Not to Keep a Secret; 9 Greece and Crete - The Code-Breakers Lend a Hand; 10 North Africa - Ultra Triumphant; 11 The Atlantic - Where the War Was Nearly Lost!; 12 Defeat for the U-Boats
13 Colossus and Tunny - The Big Fish … Miracles Take a Little Longer14 1944 - The Invasion of Europe Allied Deception Plans; Tailpiece; Appendix 1 - The Code wheel; Appendix 2 - Operating the Enigma Machine (Military and Air Force) from 15 September 1938 until May 1940; Appendix 3 - Setting up the Naval Enigma Machine; Appendix 4 - Bletchley in Danger; Appendix 5 - Enigma and SZ 40/42 (Tunny); Bibliography; Index
Summary: Seldom out of the news for long, code-breaking has had a bad time in the media so far, readers and viewers often finding it as perplexing as it is intriguing. As one of the greatest achievements of the century, code- breaking is a fascinating story, but all too often misunderstood and felt to be obscure. The author covers the story from the early code-breaking efforts through the rickety structure of the pre-war Government Code and Cypher School to Bletchley Park where a large powerful organisation arose, unscrambling thousands of secret enemy messages every day. Detailing how these amazing discoveries were actually used, taking us briefly into some of the battles of the Second World War, and in some detail the Battle of the Atlantic, when Britain was in danger of starving and where the war was nearly lost.For the first time, the code-breaking story with all its complexities is told in a straightforward and readable manner, whilst at the same time it will not fail to intrigue and astonish readers.
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Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 'Gentlemen Do Not Read Each Other's Mail'; 2 The Polish Enigma; 3 The Impossible We Do Immediately … Success and Expansion at Bletchley Park; 4 Hut Six - Where It All Began; 5 Guessing with Virtual CertaintyThe Turing-Welchman Bombe; 6 Hut Three - Getting to Know the Enemy; 7 Huts Four and Eight - Searching for U-Boats; 8 How Not to Keep a Secret; 9 Greece and Crete - The Code-Breakers Lend a Hand; 10 North Africa - Ultra Triumphant; 11 The Atlantic - Where the War Was Nearly Lost!; 12 Defeat for the U-Boats

13 Colossus and Tunny - The Big Fish … Miracles Take a Little Longer14 1944 - The Invasion of Europe Allied Deception Plans; Tailpiece; Appendix 1 - The Code wheel; Appendix 2 - Operating the Enigma Machine (Military and Air Force) from 15 September 1938 until May 1940; Appendix 3 - Setting up the Naval Enigma Machine; Appendix 4 - Bletchley in Danger; Appendix 5 - Enigma and SZ 40/42 (Tunny); Bibliography; Index

Seldom out of the news for long, code-breaking has had a bad time in the media so far, readers and viewers often finding it as perplexing as it is intriguing. As one of the greatest achievements of the century, code- breaking is a fascinating story, but all too often misunderstood and felt to be obscure. The author covers the story from the early code-breaking efforts through the rickety structure of the pre-war Government Code and Cypher School to Bletchley Park where a large powerful organisation arose, unscrambling thousands of secret enemy messages every day. Detailing how these amazing discoveries were actually used, taking us briefly into some of the battles of the Second World War, and in some detail the Battle of the Atlantic, when Britain was in danger of starving and where the war was nearly lost.For the first time, the code-breaking story with all its complexities is told in a straightforward and readable manner, whilst at the same time it will not fail to intrigue and astonish readers.

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