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Orion, Jul 21, 2011 - History - 592 pages
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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.

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Review: Enigma: The Battle for the Code

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

Exhaustive history of the breaking of the German code - Enigma during WWII. If you believe the movies, once the code was broken, voila! This book dispels that myth by detailing how it was, in essence ... Read full review

Review: Enigma: The Battle for the Code

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

In World War 2 the Germans used a coding machine called Enigma to encrypt their messages in order that the Allies would not be able to read them. This coding technique had been introduced to the ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore was a barrister before becoming a journalist. He has written for the SUNDAY TIMES, the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, the INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY and the MAIL ON SUNDAY. His family owned Bletchley Park before it was sold to the Government in the late 1930s and he lives in London with his wife and three children.