The Emperor's Codes: The Thrilling Story of the Allied Code Breakers Who Turned the Tide of World War II

The Emperor's Codes: The Thrilling Story of the Allied Code Breakers Who Turned the Tide of World War II

by Michael Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611450170
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 339,249
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Smith served for nine years in the British Army’s
Intelligence Corps as a latter-day code breaker before going to work for the BBC Monitoring Service. He has written for a number of newspapers, including the Financial Times, the Sunday
Times, and most recently the Daily Telegraph, where he is Defense
Correspondent. He lives in England.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Map xii

Introduction 1

1 Singapore, December 1941 9

2 Borrowing the Cables 14

3 A Spy Base in the Far East 28

4 Diplomatic Secrets 42

5 Preparing for War 53

6 Purple Magic 65

7 Working with the Americans 78

8 East and West Winds 90

9 The Americans Take the Lead 104

10 A Tricky Experiment 118

11 Midway: The Battle that Turned the Tide 132

12 Friends Fall Out 145

13 Breaking the Military Attache Code 157

14 Central Bureau's Big Break 169

15 The Yamamoto Shootdown 181

16 The Bletchley Park Strippers 194

17 Return to Colombo 207

18 An Alliance under Threat 217

19 Operation Capital 229

20 Defeat into Victory 241

21 MacArthur Returns 252

22 The Atomic Bomb 265

Notes 281

Bibliography 305

Index 310

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