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Delusions of intelligence : Enigma, Ultra and the end of secure ciphers / R. A. Ratcliff.

By: Ratcliff, R. A. (Rebecca Ann), 1963-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2006Description: xvii, 314 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780521855228 (hbk.); 0521855225 (hbk.).Subject(s): Enigma cipher system -- History | ULTRA (Intelligence system) -- History | World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Electronic intelligence -- Great Britain | World War, 1939-1945 -- Electronic intelligence -- GermanyDDC classification: Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
Enigma: the development and use of a new technology -- Early triumph: German intelligence successes -- Of no mutual assistance: compartmentalization and competition in German signals intelligence -- The work of Station X: centralizing Allied cryptology at Bletchley Park -- Protecting Boniface: Allied security, disguise and dissemination of Ultra -- The illusion of security: the German explanations for Allied successes -- A long-standing anxiety: Allied communications security -- Determined answers: structural problems in German signal intelligence -- Enter the machines: the role of science and machines in the cryptologic war -- Conclusion: recognizing the end of security.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-303) and index.

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