The complete story of the cracking of the Nazi code and those who risked their lives to make it possible
Most histories of the cracking of the Enigma code focus on the work done by the codebreakers at Bletchley Park, Britains famous counterintelligence station. In addition to providing new details about the genesis of the code and the activities at Bletchley, Enigma tells, for the first time, the hair–raising stories of those who put their lives on the line to give the codebreakers the materials they needed. While researching the book, noted British journalist Hugh Sebag–Montefiore tracked down many of the surviving players in the Enigma drama. These witnessessome of them speaking on the record for the first timeprovide unforgettable firsthand accounts, including gripping stories of the secret agents, naval officers, and ordinary seamen who faced death in order to snatch vital codebooks from under the noses of Nazi officials and from sinking ships.
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