The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codesby Mark Urban
History books report—and rightly so—that it was the strategic and intelligence-gathering brilliance of the Duke of Wellington (who began his military career as Arthur Wellesley) that culminated in Britain's defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in 1815. Nearly two hundred years later, many of General Wellesley's subordinates are still remembered for
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The story of the Iberian campain and look at Wellington was fasinating. It is well written and a look at how unprofessional the English military was at that time and the resistance of the upper class to accept change. It is nice to discover the achievment of George Scovell.
Many details not found often in early 19th century military history. Excellent book for anyone interested in cryptography.