Code Wars: How 'Ultra' and 'Magic' led to Allied Victory (Hardback)
  • Code Wars: How 'Ultra' and 'Magic' led to Allied Victory (Hardback)
zoom

Code Wars: How 'Ultra' and 'Magic' led to Allied Victory (Hardback)

(author)
£19.99
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 21/07/2011
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
When the top secret codebreaking activities at Bletchley Park were revealed in the 1970s, much of the history of the Second World War had to be rewritten. Code Wars examines the role of ULTRA (the intelligence derived from breaking secret enemy signals) on major events of the Second World War. It examines how it influenced the outcome of key battles such as D-Day, El Alamein, Crete, key naval battles, the controversy surrounding Churchill and Coventry, the shadowing of Hitler's V1 pilotless aircraft and the V2 rocket.The book also examines the pioneering work in breaking Enigma by the Polish cryptographers, and the building of Colossus, the world's first digital, programmable computer, which helped unravel the secret orders of Hitler and the German High Command. It also tells the story of the American successes in breaking Japanese signals, known as Magic.It also stresses the vital role of the intercept stations which took down the enemy messages, providing the raw material for the cryptographers to break.The book shows how the codebreakers were able to shorten the war by as much as two years and bring Signals Intelligence, in the post-war years, into a new era of military intelligence gathering.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848845107
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

You may also be interested in...

Last Witnesses
Added to basket
A House in the Mountains
Added to basket
If This Is A Man/The Truce
Added to basket
The War in the West: A New History
Added to basket
Berlin
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Holocaust
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
D-Day
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Band Of Brothers
Added to basket
The Second World War
Added to basket
Hitler: Volume II
Added to basket
Agent Zigzag
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Normandy '44
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Nine Hundred
Added to basket
Natural Born Heroes
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Nein!
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Operation Market-Garden 1944 2
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.