Enigma: Code Breaking and the Second World War

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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.

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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

About the 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: M.I.5 and the Nazi Spies and has been interviewed on televison and radio regarding newly released intelligence records. He is currently Exhibitions and Events Manager at the Public Record Office and lives in London.

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