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Delusions of intelligence : Enigma, Ultra and the end of secure ciphers

Author: R A Ratcliff
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores how the Allies achieved Signals Intelligence success in WWII, success which fostered the German blindness to Enigma's compromise.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R A Ratcliff
ISBN: 9780521855228 0521855225
OCLC Number: 185145481
Description: xvii, 314 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Enigma: the development and use of a new technology --
Early triumph: German intelligence successes --
Of no mutual assistance: compartmentalization and competition in German signals intelligence --
The work of Station X: centralizing Allied cryptology at Bletchley Park --
Protecting Boniface: Allied security, disguise and dissemination of Ultra --
The illusion of security: the German explanations for Allied successes --
A long-standing anxiety: Allied communications security --
Determined answers: structural problems in German signal intelligence --
Enter the machines: the role of science and machines in the cryptologic war --
Conclusion: recognizing the end of security.
Responsibility: R.A. Ratcliff.
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'This book is a major addition to the existing literature on code breaking during the Second World War, and may well create a stir among historians of cryptology, especially in Europe.' Intelligence Read more...

 
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