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Author Ratcliff, R. A. (Rebecca Ann), 1963-

Title Delusions of intelligence : Enigma, Ultra and the end of secure ciphers / R.A. Ratcliff.

Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.


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 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  940.5487 RAT    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-303) and index.
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.
Subject Enigma cipher system.
ULTRA (Intelligence system)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Electronic intelligence -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Electronic intelligence -- Germany.
ISBN 0521855225 hardcover
Standard No. 9780521855228
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