ZZ ENIGMA CODE: ILLUS HIST >..out of print

ZZ ENIGMA CODE: ILLUS HIST >..out of print

by Jerzy Straszak


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ZZ ENIGMA CODE: ILLUS HIST >..out of print by Jerzy Straszak

The breaking of the German Enigma code (produced by a mechanical cipher) has often portrayed as a largely British affair but according to the authors (a Polish historian and a former Polish naval intelligence officer) it was the contributions of three Polish mathematicians in developing working models of the Enigma encoding machine that allowed the British to mount their codebreaking operation at Bletchley Park. This work describes the work of the Poles in the 1930s, their help in providing the codebreaking secrets to British and French Intelligence, and the contributions of the codebreakers to the Allied cause in World War II. Six appended essays examine peripheral topics such as the French contribution to the breaking of Enigma and the early days of the Polish Cipher Bureau. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781809412
Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2004
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Publisher's Notevii
Enigma before 19401
The Enigma Machine7
The Break11
Enigma--Made in Poland15
BS4 versus Chi-Dienst17
On the Brink of War20
The Bombe22
War Begins27
Bruno outside Paris31
The Battle of France34
Cadix in Southern France38
Enigma in Great Britain: Ultra49
Principal Personalities at Bletchley Park53
The Impact of Enigma/Ultra on Allied Strategy and Military Operations56
The Battle of Britain, 194057
North Africa and the Mediterranean59
The Italian Campaign60
The Battle of the Atlantic61
"Overlord" and the Allied Offensive in France67
German V1 and V2 Weapons69

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