Voices of the Code Breakers: Personal Accounts of the Secret Heroes of World War II [NOOK Book]

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This title offers a comprehensive look at the undercover war, revealing just how much of WWII was won away from the battlefields and how each side desperately tried to get into the 'mind set' of their enemies' code makers.

From the British cryptologists to the Navajo Indians whose codes helped win the war against Japan, this book reveals the stories of extraordinary people and their chance finds, lucky accidents, dogged determination and ...

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Voices of the Code Breakers: Personal Accounts of the Secret Heroes of World War II

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Overview

This title offers a comprehensive look at the undercover war, revealing just how much of WWII was won away from the battlefields and how each side desperately tried to get into the 'mind set' of their enemies' code makers.

From the British cryptologists to the Navajo Indians whose codes helped win the war against Japan, this book reveals the stories of extraordinary people and their chance finds, lucky accidents, dogged determination and moments of sheer brilliance, to expose how the war was really won.

It includes an intriguing glimpse of the early history of the computer - its spectacular uses and subsequent development. It features vivid first-hand accounts from the staff of Bletchley Park, French and Dutch resistance fighters, the American secret agents and members of the Services Liaison Unit who passed on vital coded information to field commanders. It also includes a 16 page plate section with rare archive photographs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446356630
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 4/20/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 325,412
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Paterson is a military historian, researcher, writer and illustrator who began his career at the military magazine Battlefield Review. He's the author of Battle for the Skies and Winston Churchill: His Military Life 1895-1945. He lives in Walworth, England.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     6
Introduction     8
Codes and War     10
Bletchley Park     46
1940: A Fateful Year     78
Battle of the Atlantic     100
North Africa and Italy     128
The Resistance     164
Towards Victory in Europe     208
War in the Pacific     238
Chronology     278
Bibliography and Sources     280
Index     282
Acknowledgments     288
Picture Credits     288
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