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

Author: URBAN, MARK L
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 354
Pub Date: 17/09/2001
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571205134
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Quick overview 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. George Scovell used Spanish guerillas to capture coded French messages, and then set to work decrypting them.
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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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