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The Searchers By Kenneth Macksey

The Searchers by Kenneth Macksey

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From 1914 to the great campaigns of World War II, radio intercepts shaped the course of history. Kenneth Macksey reveals how in this book.

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The Searchers: How Radio Interception changed the course of both World Wars by Kenneth Macksey

The Robert Harris novel/film ENIGMA has popularised the subject of code-breaking and military intelligence as never before. Yet the ULTRA secret -- the Allied 'breaking' of the German 'Enigma' code was only part of a much wider story. In both world wars, radio was a primary means of communication -- and searching for enemy radio traffic became top priority. Using radio intercepts enabled the Germans to inflict devastating losses on the Russians in 1914; mis-using radio intercepts saw the Royal Navy fail to catch the German fleet. Radio warfare played a critical role during the Battle of Britain and the battle of the Atlantic: regardless of what a U-boat transmitted, the British developed the technology to catch them the moment they began to broadcast. From 1914 to the great campaigns of World War II, radio intercepts shaped the course of history. Kenneth Macksey reveals how.

About Kenneth Macksey

Kenneth Macksey was commissioned into the Royal Tank Regiment during the Second World War and has enjoyed a long and successful career as a military historian. Cassell Military Paperbacks include his THE MILITARY ERRORS OF WORLD WAR II.

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GOR008661506
9780304365456
0304365459
The Searchers: How Radio Interception changed the course of both World Wars by Kenneth Macksey
Used - Like New
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2003-03-13
288
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