Enigma: How the German Machine Cipher Was Broken and How It Was Read by the Allies in World War Two

By: Wladyslaw Kozaczuk; Editor/Translator-Christopher Kasparek

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1st English Edition / 1st Printing (Arms and Armour Press, London - 1984) No marks or writing observed in text. Binding sound. DJ is good with minor chips and small edge tears. From private collection, dust cover is in archival mylar. Gently read. . . . . . This groundbreaking text on the Enigma is, without a doubt, the singular reference on the topic of Enigma solutions from 1932 through the end of WWII. It is without peer on the subject. No other book provides the depth of knowledge of this book. What separates this book apart from the rest is not that it is the first to break the true Enigma secrets (the first publication of the Polish contribution is reportedly Kozaczuk's earlier book, Bitwa o tajemnice, Battle for Secrets, 1967). Nor is this book unique because of it's great technical descriptions of the Enigma and decryption efforts. Rather, it is the rare and vast access the author (a Polish military/intelligence historian) had with primary sources. No other author has been as close to the primary source material as Kozaczuk. Period. His first-hand access to Marian Rejewski and other poles who contributed to cracking the Enigma cannot be replicated by any other author (other than, perhaps, Bertrand, who had only limited knowledge of early Polish efforts). Every book since relies on Kozaczuk's reference material. If you are looking for the fountainhead of Enigma information, this book is it. -- J. Perlick

Title: Enigma: How the German Machine Cipher Was Broken and How It Was Read by the Allies in World War Two

Author Name: Wladyslaw Kozaczuk; Editor/Translator-Christopher Kasparek

Categories: WWII,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Arms & Armour Press: 1984

ISBN Number: 0853686408

ISBN Number 13: 9780853686408

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

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