Item #67105 Enigma. The Battle for the Code. Simon Sebag MONTEFIORE, born 1965.

Enigma. The Battle for the Code.

London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2000. [Intelligence/cryptography] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 16cm), pp.403; [1], blank. Illustrated with black and white photographic plates. Publisher's brown cloth hardcovers, russet endpapers, with the dust-jacket priced at £20.00 A hint of fading to spine else clean, fine copy. An account of Allied wartime codebreaking at Bletchley Park, and the daring exploits of the secret agents and naval officers tasked with snatching the Enigma codebooks from stricken German ships and submarines. Commander Ian Fleming (mentioned within) was the Admiralty liaison officer visiting Bletchley twice a month; he devised Operation Ruthless, a deception plan to secure an Enigma codebook. This copy is from the comprehensive archive of Ian Fleming bibliographer Jon Gilbert (pencil ownership within), whose encyclopaedic guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. Item #67105

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