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Seizing the Enigma: The Race to Break the…

Seizing the Enigma: The Race to Break the German U-Boats Codes, 1939-1943 (1991)

by David Kahn

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Better than most books on Bletchley Park and the breaking of the German codes during WWII, this book focuses almost exclusively on the breaking of the naval and U-Boat codes. It refutes the movie "U-571," in which a U.S. operation captures German code books, with the truth that it was many valent British sailors who captured these books - - at times, at the expense of their lives. It's also much more accurate about BP, the bombes and the quest to break the Enigma code than is the current movie "The Imitation Game." ( )
  jimcintosh | May 11, 2016 |
A very interesting book, the battle of the pacific with German U-Boats and allied convoys was the most interesting part of the story. ( )
  theportal2002 | Dec 28, 2009 |
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For almost four desperate years between 1939 and 1943, British and American navies fought a savage, losing battle against German submarine wolf packs. The Allies might never have turned the tide of that historic battle without an intelligence coup. The race to break the German U-boat codes is one of the last great untold stories of World War II. David Kahn, the world's leading historian of cryptology, brings to life this tense, behind-the-scenes drama for the first time. Seizing the Enigma provides the definitive account of how British and American code breakers fought a war of wits against Nazi naval communications and helped lead the Allies to victory in the crucial Battle of the Atlantic.… (more)

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