Enigma: Code Breaking and the Second World War

By: Oliver Hoare

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Book Details: 50 pages; 8 3/4" x 10 1/2", The National Archives [United Kingdom]


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Enigma-coded German radio messages were intercepted and decoded at Bletchly Park throughout the Second World War. The decrypted information was known as Ultra and provided invaluable benefits to the alllied war effort. This pack tells the Enigma story through a unique collection of contemporary documents held in the national archives, from top secret memos and letters to some of the original decrypts themselves. An illustrated introduction provides a full explanation of the documents and sets them in their historical context. The documents include: Handwritten papers by Alan Turing - the leading mathematician and computer scientist who helped crack the Enigma codes; An intercepted message from Himmler in 1943 - the year featured in the film Enigma; A letter from the famous 'Hut 6' at Bletchly Park - where Kate Winslet's character worked in the film; The Ultra decrypt of the Normandy landings

Title: Enigma: Code Breaking and the Second World War

Author: Oliver Hoare

Categories: World War II,

Publisher: The National Archives [United Kingdom]:

ISBN Number: 1903365406

ISBN Number 13: 9781903365403

Binding: Paperback

Book Details: 50 pages; 8 3/4" x 10 1/2", The National Archives [United Kingdom]

Seller ID: 365403

Description: ***Enigma provides a fascinating introduction to Britain's cryptographic secrets of the Second World War through a unique collection of contemporary documents held in The National Archives.***
Enigma coded German radio messages were intercepted and decoded at Bletchley Park throughout the Second World War. The decrypted information was known as ULTRA and provided invaluable benefits to the allied war effort.

Despite Churchill's orders at the end of the war that all evidence relating to codebreaking be destroyed, many papers, including internal histories, summaries and copies of decrypts, did survive and are faithfully reproduced in this pack.

This Pack Contains:

* Minutes of the meeting to discuss establishment of the new
* Government Code & Cipher School
* Polish contribution to cracking Enigma
* Turing's notes on Enigma
* Double agent TATE's disc code
* Hut 6 poem
* Operation RUTHLESS by Ian Fleming
* Admiral Donitz's message to U-boat commanders
* Churchill on the battle for Crete
* Letter from 'C' to Churchill
* Holocaust intercept
* German police signals traffic
* 'Be careful what you say' poster
* 'The Great Escape' decrypts
* D-Day decrypt
* Churchill's 'golden eggs'
* History of Hut 8

An illustrated introduction provides a full explanation of the documents and sets them in their historical context.

About Author
Oliver Hoare attended the War Studies Department at King's College, London where he studied the early development of the Security Service. He has written the introduction to Camp 020: MI5 and the Nazi Spies and has been interviewed on radio and television regarding newly released intelligence records.

50 pages; 8 3/4" x 10 1/2", The National Archives [United Kingdom]