Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945

Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945

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In 1942, with a black-market chicken tucked under his arm by his mother, Leo Marks left his father's famous bookshop, 84 Charing Cross Road, and went off to fight the war. He was twenty-two. Soon recognized as a cryptographer of genius, he became head of communications at the Special Operations Executive (SOE), where he revolutionized the codemaking techniques of the Allies and trained some of the most famous agents dropped into occupied Europe. As a top codemaker,… (more)

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Publisher: Free Press (April 29, 2001)

Format: EPUB

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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WWII

World War II left indelible traces in our history even for the generations born after it ended. We owe it to ourselves never to forget.


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