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The Resource Colossus : Bletchley Park's greatest secret, Paul Gannon

Colossus : Bletchley Park's greatest secret, Paul Gannon

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Colossus : Bletchley Park's greatest secret
Title
Colossus
Title remainder
Bletchley Park's greatest secret
Statement of responsibility
Paul Gannon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1940, almost a year after the outbreak of the Second World War, Allied radio operators at an interception station in South London began picking up messages in a strange new code. Traffic in this new encryption increased dramatically and Bletchley Park codebreakers worked furiously to decipher the code that held the key to the secrets of Nazi high command. The codebreakers used science, maths, innovation and improvisation to invent an entirely new machine: Colossus. Colossus was Instrumental in several extraordinary breakthroughs: It revealed that Hitler had no intention of abandoning Italy to the Allies; It revealed how much the Nazis had been duped by the D-Day deception (they believed the Allies would invade at Calais and were tactically unprepared for invasion at Normandy, so couldn't deploy tanks in time); It monitored the locations of Nazi military troops in northwestern and southern Europe; It revealed the degree to which Germans has succeeded in breaking Allied codes What these codebreakers didn't realize was that they had fashioned the world's first true computer. When the war ended, this incredible invention was dismantled and hidden away for almost fifty years
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Gannon, Paul
Dewey number
940.5486
Illustrations
illustrations
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Lorenz cipher system
  • Cryptography
  • Cryptography
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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Colossus : Bletchley Park's greatest secret, Paul Gannon
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Publication
Control code
000040127120
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
562 p. :L
Isbn
9781843543305
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Colossus : Bletchley Park's greatest secret, Paul Gannon
Publication
Control code
000040127120
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
562 p. :L
Isbn
9781843543305
Other physical details
ill.

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