Codebreaker in the Far East

Codebreaker in the Far East

by Alan Stripp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714633631

ISBN-13: 9780714633633

Pub. Date: 05/28/1989

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Codebreaker in the Far East is the first book to describe how Bletchley Park and its Indian and Far Eastern outposts broke a series of Japanese codes and cipher systems of dazzling variety and complexity. Their achievements made a major contribution to the Allied victory in Burma, and probably helped to win the war, shortening it perhaps by two or three years. Alan…  See more details below

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Codebreaker in the Far East is the first book to describe how Bletchley Park and its Indian and Far Eastern outposts broke a series of Japanese codes and cipher systems of dazzling variety and complexity. Their achievements made a major contribution to the Allied victory in Burma, and probably helped to win the war, shortening it perhaps by two or three years. Alan Stripp gives his first-hand account of the excitement of reading the enemy's mind, or working against the clock, hampered by one of the world's most daunting languages and the knowledge that they were facing an unyielding and resourceful enemy who had never known defeat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714633633
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/1989
Series:
Studies in Intelligence Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsvii
Forewordix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introductionxiii
Part 1Tours of Duty
1.Cambridge, Bedford and Yorkshire3
2.Bletchley Park13
3.Marching Orders29
4.Delhi39
5.Naini Tal, Agra and Abbottabad48
6.Bangalore, Singapore and Cambridge58
Part 2Japanese Puzzles
7.Japanese Codes and Ciphers: what were they like?65
8.What did they tell us?80
9.How were they sent?89
10.How were they intercepted?93
12.How were they broken?100
12.What is so special about signals intelligence?109
13.Loose ends121
(a)Traffic analysis121
(b)The index122
(c)Interrogation123
(d)Japanese cryptographic security125
(e)The Japanese as codebreakers128
(f)The Japanese language131
(g)The Chinese Telegraphic Code135
(h)Japanese language courses139
(i)Glossary of technical terms144
(j)Cover-names151
Part 3A Tangled Web
14.Clandestine Groups and their Signals157
15.General Slim and Signals Intelligence165
16.Phuket Island172
17.Deception in the Burma Campaign179
Select bibliography192
Notes194
Index201

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