Station X: Decoding Nazi Secrets Hardcover – January 1, 2001
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Michael Smith, the senior espionage reporter for London's Daily Telegraph, gives an intimate and intense account of the exploits of Station X by drawing on recently declassified documents and extensive interviews with many of the students, soldiers, and mathematicians who were sequestered at the top-secret site. Smith strikes an engaging balance between the human side of the effort and the nuts and bolts of the code game, giving clear explanations of how brilliant code breakers such as Alan Turing solved the puzzles the Nazis put to them. --Paul Hughes
From Publishers Weekly
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Not managed to read all of it yet, but what I have read gives details in simple plain english that I can understand.
Does not go into great detail of the mathamatics of decoding which is fine by me.
He wanted to explain the technicalities of complex decoding. Secondly, the story of the daily life at Bletchley Park needed to be covered. And finally; the impact of the Ultra information on the several theatres of World War II had to be explained.
Once the reader realizes that he is getting 3 books for the price of one, then Station X is a book that gives a totally new perspective on what really happened during WW II.