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by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

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Author:
Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
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PHOENIX MASS MARKET P/BK; New Edition edition (2001)
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Sebag-Montefiore also relates new details about the genesis of the code, little-known facts about . I had been interested in reading about the breaking of the Enigma Code for some time

Sebag-Montefiore also relates new details about the genesis of the code, little-known facts about how the Poles first cracked the Luftwaffe's version of the code (and then passed it along to the British), and the feverish activities at Bletchley Park, Based in part on documents recently unearthed from American and British archives-including previously confidential government. I had been interested in reading about the breaking of the Enigma Code for some time. I first looked at a book by Robert Harris, but was disappointed that there were only a publication in German. I was happy when I found an English version by Mr. Sebag-Montefiore.

Enigma: The Battle for t. .has been added to your Cart. Once I picked this book up, it was very hard to put down. Sebag-Montefiore has compiled a gripping glimpse into the code breaking efforts by the British. His source and reference material are outstanding and his explanations of the technical aspects are gentle enough for the non-cryptologist to follow. I felt his technical analysis was just right, enough to let me understand the problems the Bletchly Park code breakers faced, while not to technical for me to lose interest.

Enigma - secrets of code-breaking Bletchley Park - Продолжительность: 27:15 Catherine Nicolson Recommended for .

Enigma - secrets of code-breaking Bletchley Park - Продолжительность: 27:15 Catherine Nicolson Recommended for you. 27:15. ENIGMA - INVISIBLE LOVE - Продолжительность: 5:06 7VV7 Recommended for you.

Nicholas Hugh Sebag-Montefiore (born 5 March 1955) is a British writer. He trained as a barrister before becoming a journalist and then a non-fiction writer. His second book Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man was published in 2006

Nicholas Hugh Sebag-Montefiore (born 5 March 1955) is a British writer. His second book Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man was published in 2006. His previous book is Enigma: The Battle for the Code, the story of breaking the German Enigma machine code at Bletchley Park during the Second World War (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2000). His family owned Bletchley Park until they sold it to the British government in 1938.

In addition to these gripping stories, we learn fascinating new details about the genesis of the code and the feverish activities at Bletchley.

Sebag-Montefiore also relates new details about the genesis of the code, little-known facts about how the Poles first cracked the Luftwaffe’s version of the code (and then passed it along to the British), and the feverish activities at Bletchley Park, Based in part on documents recently.

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Breaking the German Enigma codes was not only about brilliant mathematicians and professors at Bletchley Park. There is another aspect of the story which it is only now possible to tell. It takes in the exploits of spies, naval officers and ordinary British seamen who risked, and in some cases lost, their lives snatching the vital Enigma codebooks from under the noses of Nazi officials and from sinking German ships and submarines. Серия: "-" The complete story of how the German Enigma codes were broken. Perfect for fans of THE IMITATION GAME, the new film on Alan Turing's Enigma code, starring Benedict Cumberbatch

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  • I had been interested in reading about the breaking of the Enigma Code for some time. I first looked at a book by Robert Harris, but was disappointed that there were only a publication in German. I was happy when I found an English version by Mr. Sebag-Montefiore. I feel like I gave it a good chance to capture my interest. However, unless you are a fine mathematician, don't waste your time. I had read a few reviews and some indicated that they liked the book because the mathematical formulas were in the appendices. I read perhaps 1/4 of the book and felt it was a chore. I simply didn't grasp what I felt were descriptions of the Enigma machines. It is a good thing that I didn't work at code breaking. I'd be speaking German as Hitler would have won the war.

  • I wanted an account of the Enigma machine and code busting that went into some detail about exactly how it worked. This book delivered more than I was able to comprehend, but it did make clear the details of the Enigma machine. I also learned that there were other codes within the Enigma transmissions that made breaking the coded messages a real challenge. I found this to be an interesting read.

  • Once I picked this book up, it was very hard to put down. Sebag-Montefiore has compiled a gripping glimpse into the code breaking efforts by the British. His source and reference material are outstanding and his explanations of the technical aspects are gentle enough for the non-cryptologist to follow. I felt his technical analysis was just right, enough to let me understand the problems the Bletchly Park code breakers faced, while not to technical for me to lose interest.
    Those wanting a in depth review of the methods used may want to look elsewhere, but I believe this book details the human story behind Bletchly Park's success masterfully. It's amazing to me that despite the capability of the Enigma machine, its ultimate Achilles heel was that it was operated by humans, who are in the end non-random and prone to habit. The eccentricities of the code breakers, the stiff British upper lip, and the maverick attitude of the US code breakers are all displayed for the reader.
    The exploits of the Royal Navy is nothing short of truly heroic in their efforts to obtain code books to aid Bletchly's cause. It's ironic that the Enigma was first broken by three Polish mathematicians, who have never received much credit.
    A fascinating book on exploits that had far reaching consequences after the end of WWII. Strongest recomendation.

  • I enjoyed this book. We watched the movie about Alan Turing's time developing Ultra, and the real story was a lot more involved than what they could portray in a two hour Cliff's Notes version of Ultra. The explanation of the circuitry, and the method of breaking Enigma is complex; but the encryption was complex, too. The key to the Allies' success was as much German arrogance as Allied ingenuity.

  • This is a good book that captures the entire scope of the code breaking effort. It relied not just on Bletchley Park but also by some very bold and dangerous forays at sea to capture German cipher books. There is the fullest discussion I've read about Hans Thilo Schmidt, the German traitor who sold the technology to the Poles.

  • Fascinating story .... much of the elaborate technical detail regarding the Enigma machine is in the appendices, which I largely skipped. But so much of the story is about the many naval incursions which captured Enigma documents from the Germans --- harrowing tales of courage and resolve. Extremely detailed and footnoted. Lots of stories about the characters of Bletchley Park. Loved it!

  • If you are interested in the real story of effort to break the German Enigma code, you cannot read a better book. Covers the code-breaking from the Polish cryptographers efforts in the early 1930s to the end of the war. Alan Turing is not the only story to be told. (Turing's work was exceptional and deserves a lot of credit, but it was truly a team effort.

  • The Battle for the Code is certainly an appropiate title for this book. The author goes at lengths describing the people involved in the effort to crack the German codes during WWII. I think the Polish experts are dully recognized as the first to crack the Enigma's codes. Although Turing was a central character in this history the author does not allow him to have all the credit so he has written a well balanced work giving credit to many people involved in the secret war for the codes. It is a kind of historic thriller with a good deal of individuals both genial and excentric.