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The Code Book - The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

Simon Singh - Hardback


With the growing interest in Cyber Security this book charts the evolution of codes, cyphers and secret writing and introduces the reader to the complex world of modern day cryptography. The author Simon Singh clarifies the differences between codes and ciphers, and provides amusing examples of steganography, the art of secret writing adopted by the ancient Greeks and Chinese. He covers the use of symbols, alphabets and Egyptian hieroglyphics ....

Secret Warriors

Taylor Downing - Hardback


In his book Secret Warriors, Taylor Downing identifies some of those individuals who through foresight and innovation rose to the challenges presented during the First World War and helped to lay the foundation for future military, medical, scientific and technological progress.
An historian with a creative mind Downing paints a vivid picture of the horrors of that war, and identifies the parts those 'secret warriors' played. In addition to ....

The Debs of Bletchley Park – and other stories

Michael Smith - Hardback 2015


Written by Bletchley Park’s chief historian, Michael Smith takes his readers chronologically through the Second World War, highlighting the secret work undertaken by those men and women of the British Government’s Code and Cypher School. Smith’s latest research indicates that out of the 12,000 people who worked at Bletchley Park and its outstations 8,000 of them were women. And, as the book title suggests, Smith focuses on those young women; ....

The FANY in Peace & War

Hugh Popham - Hardback 2002


In September 2014 I was privileged to have been asked to present a British Legion Centenary Lecture on the First World War. My chosen subject was “First Anywhere”, the story of the ladies of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, or FANY as they became affectionately known. My own research on the FANY had focused on their work during the Second World War and my quest that those attached to Bletchley Park will one day receive the recognition t ....


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