Voices of the Code Breakers: Personal Accounts of the Secret Heroes of World War II

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

As is always the case, my wife Sarah has been absolutely invaluable, and no thanks could ever be sufficient in view of her support and assistance. I am also grateful to my dear friend Mrs Nora Relingh for valuable information about the Resistance in occupied Europe. In the Imperial War Museum’s Department of Documents I have put Emma Golding to a good deal of trouble, and I much appreciate her efforts. I also thank Rod Bailey, an authority on SOE, for advice. Eileen Simon, of the Veterans’ History Project at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, has been extremely helpful, as she has on previous occasions. The VHP, set up comparatively recently, is becoming widely known as an invaluable source for historians, and I feel privileged to have had access to it. I have received – as I always do – extremely helpful guidance from Ruth Binney and from Neil Baber. I would also like to acknowledge the help of Ame Verso, Emily Pitcher, Tracey Woodward, Steve Newman and Debbie Jackson. Finally, I wish to thank the many heroes and heroines of the codebreakers’ war who gave permission for their remarkable stories to be repeated here. Any errors are, of course, mine alone.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iv
  • Foreword vi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1- Codes and War 3
  • 2- Bletchley Park 26
  • 3- 1940- A Fateful Year 46
  • 4- Battle of the Atlantic 60
  • 5- North Africa and Italy 78
  • 6- The Resistance 102
  • 7- Towards Victory in Europe 130
  • 8- War in the Pacific 149
  • Endnotes 175
  • Chronology 176
  • Bibliography and Sources 179
  • Acknowledgments 181
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