Station X: The Code Breakers of Bletchley Park (Pan Grand Strategy)

Station X: The Code Breakers of Bletchley Park (Pan Grand Strategy)

by Michael Smith (Author)

Synopsis

In 1939, several hundred people - students, professors, international chess players, junior military officers, actresses and debutantes - reported to a Victorian mansion in Buckinghamshire: Bletchley Park. This was to be 'Station X', the Allies' top-secret centre for deciphering enemy codes. Their task was to break the ingenious Enigma code used for German high-level communications. The settings for the Enigma machine changed continually and each day the German operators had 159 million million million different possibilities. Yet against all the odds this gifted group achieved the impossible, coping with even greater difficulties to break Shark, the U-Boat Enigma, and Fish, the cypher system used by Hitler to talk to his guards.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
Edition: Revised edition.
Publisher: Pan
Published: 06 Feb 2004

ISBN 10: 0330419293
ISBN 13: 9780330419291

Author Bio
Michael Smith is a defence correspondent at the Daily Telegraph