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01 November 2018
The untold story of the events which drove to the Enigma code-breaking, and the men who made it possible. Everyone 'knows' that the Enigma was broken at Bletchley Park, but what led up to that, and what became of the Polish mathematicians who laid the basis for the code-breaking, is shrouded in myth and mystery. X, Y & Z is the story of how secret French, Polish and British intelligence services came together to unravel the Enigma machine during the Second World War. It is also the story of how the code-breakers from Poland continued their work in Vichy France and, while being chased across all Europe, protected the greatest secret of the war, at the cost of their lives. AUTHOR: Dermot Turing is the nephew of Alan Turing, and an expert in Second World War code-breaking, as well as a member of the Bletchley Park's Historical Advisory Group and of the Organising committee of HistoCript. He is also the author of the acclaimed Prof: Alan Turing Decoded (2015). He lives in St Albans. 30 b/w illustrations
By:   Dermot Turing
Foreword by:   Arkady Rzegocki (Ambassador for the Republic of Poland to the UK)
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9780750987820
ISBN 10:   0750987820
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Dermot Turing is the author of the acclaimed biography 'Prof', about the life of his uncle, Alan Turing. He spent his career in the legal profession after graduating from Cambridge and Oxford, and is a trustee of Bletchley Park. He has extensive knowledge of World War II code-breaking and is a regular presenter at major cryptology events, most recently presenting at the US National Security Agency's Center for Cryptologic History. He lives in St Albans.

Reviews for X, Y & Z: The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken

A remarkable tale of intellect, bravery and camaraderie that reads like a nail-biting spy novel.

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