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The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes By Mark L. Urban

The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes by Mark L. Urban

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This work gives a compelling account of the officer who waged the intelligence battle against Napoleon's army, a forerunner to the great code-breakers of the 20th century. George Scovell used Spanish guerillas to capture coded French messages, and then set to work decrypting them.

The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes Summary

The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes: The Story of George Scovell by Mark L. Urban

This work gives a compelling account of the officer who waged the intelligence battle against Napoleon's army, a forerunner to the great code-breakers of the 20th century. The French army, during the Peninsular War, used a code of unrivalled complexity - the "Great Paris Cipher". Major George Scovell used a network of Spanish guerillas to capture coded French messages, and then set to work decrypting them.

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A compelling account of the officer who waged the intelligence battle against Napoleon's army: a forerunner to the great code-breakers of the 20th century. In 1812, with two great armies manoeuvering across the Spanish plains, each struggles to gain an advantage. Wellington was aware that he might turn the tide of the war if he defeated the French. Good intelligence was the key, but the impenetrable code used by the French, the "Great Paris Cipher" seemed indecipherable. One man, Major George Scovell, was given the impossible task. This remarkable man of low birth who struggled for advancement in the ranks of better-connected officers was the perfect subject for a fascinating, multi-faceted study.

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GOR002715259
The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes: The Story of George Scovell by Mark L. Urban
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Faber & Faber
2001-09-17
354
0571205135
9780571205134
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