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Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes By Mark Urban

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


Mark Urban is Diplomatic and Defence Editor for Newsnight. He is the author of, among others, Big Boys' Rules: The SAS and the Secret Struggle Against the IRA, Rifles and Fusiliers.

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GOR001113057
Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes: The Story of George Scovell by Mark Urban
Mark Urban
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2002-07-08
352
0571205380
9780571205387
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