Codebreaker in the Far East by Alan Stripp

Codebreaker in the Far East

byAlan Stripp

Paperback | August 1, 2002

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Codebreaker in the Far East is the first book to describe how Bletchley Park and its Indian and Far Eastern outposts broke a series of Japanese codes and cipher systems of dazzling variety and complexity. Their achievements made a major contribution to the Allied victory in Burma, and probablyhelped to shorten and win the war, perhaps by two or three years.Alan Stripp gives his first-hand account of the excitement of reading the enemy's mind, of working against the clock, hampered by one of the world's most daunting languages and the knowledge that they were facing an unyielding and resourceful enemy who had never known defeat.

About The Author

Alan Stripp in 1943 was a first-year Cambridge classics scholar with an aptitude for musical composition, chess, and crossword puzzles. These attributes led to his selection for training in breaking Japanese codes, which he did at Bletchley Park and in Delhi until the end of the war, when he switched to Persian and Afghan codes. Retur...

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Title:Codebreaker in the Far EastFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192803867

ISBN - 13:9780192803863

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Table of Contents

Tours of Duty1. Cambridge, Bedford, and Yorkshire2. Bletchley Park3. Marching Orders4. Delhi5. Naini Tal, Agra, and Abbottabad6. Bangalore, Singapore, and CambridgeJapanese Puzzles7. Japanese Codes and Ciphers: what were they like?8. What did they tell us?9. How were they sent?10. How were they intercepted?11. How were they broken?12. What is so special about signals intelligence?13. Loose endsA Tangled Web14. Clandestine Groups and their Signals15. General Slim and Signals Intelligence16. Phuket Island17. Deception in the Burma Campaign