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Codebreakers tells the story of codebreaking by the British in the First World War and how it impacted on the course of the war and specific actions The book covers First World War and how it impacted on the course of the war and specific actions The book covers number of themes such as the art of codebreaking which often relied as much on dare doing elsewhere to recover code books the institutional politics in and between government agencies and specifically Room 40 and other units international politics and especially tackling German spying in America and attempts to bring the US into the war The tale is told in a oose chronological order and mainly focuses on particular key individuals their personalities and stories The strength and the weakness of the book is that it tends towards the arge picture and spying in general rather than specifically on codebreaking clearly codebreaking is a key aspect of Clearly codebreaking is a key aspect of work and how it functions and used fits into a arger set of practices At the same time it would have been interesting to get insight into the actual day to day work of the codebreakers and their strategies and work As the authors note this was Mr. Jelly's Business limited by aack of written archival sources Nonethele. While battalions hunkered down in the mud of western France anti aircraft guns took aim at zeppelins floating over the capital and Atlantic convoys tried desperately to evade German U boats another secret battle was underway Down gloomy Whitehall corridors a team of eccentric and pioneering codebreakers were another secret battle was underway Down gloomy Whitehall corridors a team of eccentric and pioneering codebreakers were for information that would give them a decisive advantage over the enemyThe new technologies of wi. ,


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Egnable you think your code is someone will crack it An entertaining but ultimately unsatisfying narrative of Britain s Room 40 during the First World War Written from an Americocentric perspective the story regularly drifts away from the UK and Europe to explore sabotage and deception on the Other Western Front While interesting I found these diversions diluted the book s supposed central focus In addition a number of factual mistakes the most outstanding howler being how the British supposedly didn t trust colonial troops to carry rifles in action and the inclusion of the occasional conspiracy theory about the Lusitania and the colonial troops to carry rifles in action and the inclusion of the occasional conspiracy theory about the Lusitania and the telegram alongside otherwise well researched text became annoying as did the repeat of various stereotypes about the war Worth reading as an introduction but I personally would have prefered the authors to focus on one thing or the other Found it hard to follow along as the book kept jumping across dates None the 6 1/2 Body Parts (Body Movers, less it was nice toearn about Room 40 Great book full of interesting information good to read for people who are interested in the Great War andor Code Breaking. Cularly in neutral USA where German saboteurs were intent on damaging the essential flow of munitions to BritainThe stories of Bletchley Park and the spies of the Second World War are well known but it was Room
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are well known but it was Room 40 and their colleagues across the intelligence services that it all From the docks of New York City to shady Cairo hotels this is the gripping and fast paced story of spies codebreakers and saboteu. .
Ss Codebreakers is an interesting and informative read detailing a number of now ittle known but important events and the intersection of codebreaking politics and military action in the First World War Less the intersection of codebreaking politics and military action in the First World War Less code breakers than the title implies but interesting discourse on a Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines little publicised area of the first world war Most intriguing gives an entirely new perspective to the World War I The edition I read of this book because of Codebreakers being prominent on the cover I thought it would be about the individuals themselves Instead it was about an agency called Room 40ed by Blinker Hall and the war time battles and escapades their decoding activity had a bearing onThe book The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River loss some focus as it moved around in time and it hard to keep up with various players involved in different aspects of the conflictIt was well researched with accompanying photographs to back up the text It also became apparent towards the end of the book howittle the authors had in terms of archive material in order to book together so did a reasonable job in the circumstances One thing that comes across is no matter how impr. Reless and telegraph were vital for governments and the military but vulnerable to interception Cracking the codes used to protect them uickly became a crucial part of the war effort and London Room 40 THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: Head and Neuroanatomy led by the charismatic and cunning ‘Blinker’ Hall was at the centre of this push for intelligence Not content to wait for enemy communications to come to him Hall was soon running agents in other countries parti.

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