Images of The National Archives: Codebreakers


By: Stephen Twigge
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: The National Archives
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781526730800
Published: 3rd April 2020
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
£14.99

Images of The National Archives: Codebreakers

The book reveals the story of British Codebreakers from the reign of Elizabeth I to the Cold War. It explores the use of ciphers during the Napoleonic wars, the role of the Royal Mail’s Secret Office and the activities the Admiralty’s ‘Room 40’ leading to the creation of the Government’s Code and Cypher School. The main theme of the book are the events of the Second World War and the battle to break the German enigma codes. The centre of Britain’s codebreaking operation was located at Bletchley Park in rural Buckinghamshire and it was from here that a hastily assembled army of codebreakers battled to decipher Nazi German’s secret wartime communications. The deciphered high-level signals intelligence was known as Ultra and had a major influence on the outcome of the war, most notably contributing to crucial successes in the battle for the Atlantic and the D-Day landings in June 1944. The book also reveals the work undertaken in the Far-East and the allied efforts to break the Japanese military cipher code named Purple. The book ends with a re-assessment of the work undertaken by the British code breaker and mathematician Alan Turing and a brief overview of the codebreaking operations undertaken by GCHQ during the formative period of the Cold War.

 

 




Some books that may interest you

Hamilton and Gallipoli
Hamilton and Gallipoli
By: Evan McGilvray

Loos - Hill 70
Loos - Hill 70
By: Andrew Rawson

In a Guardsman's Boots
In a Guardsman's Boots
By: Paddy Rochford, Caroline Rochford

Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors Second Edition
Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors Second Edition
By: Phil Tomaselli

The Soviet Union at War 1941-1945
The Soviet Union at War 1941-1945
Edited by: David Stone

The Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution
By: Nik Cornish

Paris '44
Paris '44
By: William Mortimer-Moore

The Germans in Flanders 1914
The Germans in Flanders 1914
By: David Bilton

We Fought at Kohima
We Fought at Kohima
By: Raymond Street



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.