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Alfred Dillwyn Knox was Britaina€™s leading wartime codebreaker, a famously eccentric and temperamental genius who cracked German ciphers in both wars. During the Second World War Knox became Britaina€™s chief cryptographer, working in a cottage at the world-famous Bletchley Park. His work would eventually provide the solution to German secret service Enigma cipher, ensuring the success of the 1944 D-Day landings. A compelling portait of a great British eccentric and a fascinating and detailed behind-the-scenes look into codebreaking and the hidden side of war.... Dilly was probably the only codebreaker in any country to make a successful transition from breaking manual ciphers ... work) and Knockholt (interceptionof Tunnya€“enciphered teleprinter traffic), employing 10, 500 people by January 1945. ... knownaboutDillya#39;s codebreaking workuntil the publication ofPenelope Fitzgeralda#39;s enchanting TheKnox Brothers in 1977. ... including one used by the Abwehr (the Wehrmacht High Commanda#39;s intelligence service), and that hehadfailed bytheanbsp;...

Author: Mavis Batey
Publisher:Biteback Publishing - 2011-10-31

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