The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes : The Story of George Scovell, Paperback

The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes : The Story of George Scovell Paperback

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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.

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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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages, colour illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: historical, political & military
  • ISBN: 9780571205387

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