Codes, Ciphers and Spies: Tales of Military Intelligence in by John F. Dooley

By John F. Dooley

When the USA declared warfare on Germany in April 1917, it was once woefully unprepared to salary a latest battle. while their eu opposite numbers already had 3 years of expertise in utilizing code and cipher platforms within the conflict, American cryptologists needed to assist in the construction of an army intelligence unit from scratch. This e-book relates the non-public reports of 1 such personality, offering a uniquely American standpoint at the nice battle. it's a tale of spies, coded letters, plots to explode ships and munitions crops, mystery inks, hands smuggling, treason, and determined battlefield messages. but all of it starts off with a faculty English professor and Chaucer pupil named John Mathews Manly.

In 1927, John Manly wrote a chain of articles on his provider within the Code and Cipher part (MI-8) of the U.S. Army’s army Intelligence department (MID) in the course of international struggle I. released the following for the 1st time, better with references and annotations for added context, those articles shape the foundation of a thrilling exploration of yankee army intelligence and counter-espionage in 1917-1918. Illustrating the ideas of prisoners of struggle, draftees, German spies, and traditional american citizens with secrets and techniques to conceal, the messages deciphered through Manly supply a desirable perception into the mind set of a state at war.

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