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Capturing Enigma By Stephen Harper

Capturing Enigma by Stephen Harper

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Here is the true story of how HMS Petard attacked and captured U-559 in the darkness of a Mediterranean night. It describes how members of her crew swam across to the slowly sinking U-boat and captured vital German Enigma codebooks.

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Capturing Enigma: How HMS Petard Seized the German Naval Codes by Stephen Harper

An attack by a British destroyer on a German U-boat in the Eastern Mediterranean in October 1942 altered the course of the entire war. The capture of secret coding material from U-559, at the cost of two of HMS Petard's crew, enabled Bletchley Park's codebreakers to successfully crack the U-boat cypher.

About Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper served in the Royal Navy during World War II as a coder on "HMS Petard "on her second commission, from 1945 to 1946. After the war he followed a career as a journalist and was Foreign Correspondent for the "Daily Express "for more than 20 years, and later Chief Foreign Correspondent. He is the author of "Last Sunset," "Miracle of Deliverance," and two novels.

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Capturing Enigma: How HMS Petard Seized the German Naval Codes by Stephen Harper
Used - Very Good
The History Press Ltd
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