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Synopsis:

In 1939, the first of several hundred people — students, professors, chess players, military officers, actresses, and debutantes — quietly reported to a Victorian mansion outside London. This became "Station X", the Allies' top-secret center for deciphering enemy codes.

Their task was to break the ingenious Enigma cipher, used by the Nazis for their high-level communications. The settings for the Enigma machine changed continually. The Nazi operators had 159 quintillion (159 followed by 18 zeroes) possibilities from which to choose.

This gifted group achieved the impossible. Not only did these people shorten the war by years — they were essential to the victories in the Atlantic and North Africa and to the planning of the D-Day landings — Station X was also the birthplace of the world's first programmable computer and the successful Anglo-American intelligence partnership.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-237) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781575000947
Author:
Smith, Michael
Publisher:
TV Books Inc
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Military - Intelligence/Espionage
Subject:
Cryptography
Subject:
Military intelligence
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Bletchley
Series Volume:
106-3
Publication Date:
20010101
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.20x6.24x.98 in. 1.15 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages TV Books - English 9781575000947 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 1939, the first of several hundred people — students, professors, chess players, military officers, actresses, and debutantes — quietly reported to a Victorian mansion outside London. This became "Station X", the Allies' top-secret center for deciphering enemy codes.

Their task was to break the ingenious Enigma cipher, used by the Nazis for their high-level communications. The settings for the Enigma machine changed continually. The Nazi operators had 159 quintillion (159 followed by 18 zeroes) possibilities from which to choose.

This gifted group achieved the impossible. Not only did these people shorten the war by years — they were essential to the victories in the Atlantic and North Africa and to the planning of the D-Day landings — Station X was also the birthplace of the world's first programmable computer and the successful Anglo-American intelligence partnership.

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