The German Enigma Cipher Machine: Beginnings, Success, and Ultimate Failure

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Brian J. Winkel
Artech House, Jan 1, 2005 - Computers - 439 pages
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This new, one-of-a-kind volume contains original essays, historical and technical papers, and translations of historical materials and retrospectives concerning the German Enigma Cipher machine. You get a comprehensive view of the Enigma machine's development, uses, role in WWII Allied intelligence, and cryptanalysis. From "The Commercial Enigma: Beginnings of Machine Cryptography" and "An Enigma Chronology" to "The Road to German Diplomatic Ciphers - 1941 -1945" and "The Geheimschreiber", all the papers in this volume are reprints of classic articles that originally appeared in the pages of the distinguished journal, CRYPTOLOGIA. Moreover, the book contains over 100 technical reviews of materials related to Enigma ? materials that have led in the exposure of Enigma related issues over the 28 years of the journal's publication.

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Contents

Admission by Winston Churchill
97
Why Was Safford Pessimistic About Breaking the German Enigma Cipher
139
Roosevelt Magic and Ultra
153
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Winkel holds a Ph.D. in mathematics (algebra) and has work experience at the National Security Agency.

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