Using the Hydra cipher sent through the secret Enigma code machine, Admiral Donitz talked freely with his U-boats as they ranged the Atlantic, seeking and sinking Allied convoys. At Bletchley Park, British cipher experts eavesdropped on Enigma and read almost every Hydra signal to and from the U-boats. Thanks to Bletchley, the Royal Navy had a secret eye in Donitz's headquarters. But suddenly the 'eye' was blinded: in February 1942, the U-boat command changed the Hydra cipher and altered the Enigma machine. The 'Great Blackout' had started: the Admiralty no longer knew where the U-boats were or what they were doing.
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Dudley Bernard Egerton Pope was born in 1925 into an ancient Cornish seafaring family. He joined the Merchant Navy at the age of sixteen and spent much of his early life at sea. He was torpedoed during the Second World War and his resulting spinal injuries plagues him for the rest of his life. Towards the end of the war he turned to jouralism becoming the Naval and Defence Correspondent for the London Evening News. Encouraged by Hornblower creator CS Forester, he began writing fiction using his own experiences in the Navy and his extensive historical reseacrh as a basis. In 1965 he wrote 'Ramage', the first of his highly successful series of novels following the exploits of the heroic Lord Nicholas Ramage during the Napoleonic Wars. He continued to live aboard boats whenever possible and this was where he wrote the majority of his novels. Dudley Pope died in 1997 aged seventy one. 'The first and still favourite rival to Hornblower' - Daily MirrorFrom Publishers Weekly:
With a mass of revealing period detail, much action and irreverent humor, Pope here goes above and beyond most World War II thrillers. In the dark winter of 19411942, Lieut. Commander Ned Yorke is ordered, by Churchill no less, to obtain a new Enigma machine and its Hydra cipher from the Germans. The British have the older, Mark II, Enigma, but only a Mark III will enable them to monitor German U-boat wireless messages, a crucial element in the Battle of the Atlantic. Yorke assembles a couple of chums and 20 hands for a daring escapade: as apparent shipwreck survivors they're picked up in the North Atlantic by a U-boat, then overpower its crew and take it over, along with its new Enigma. Their initial success is marred, however, by lack of radio transmission and the real danger, and many adventures, are encountered on their voyage back to Britain. Pope is best known for his swashbuckling Ramage novels but he certainly knows his way around World War II. December 16
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Descrizione libro SECKER & WARBURG, 1983. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria mon0000927513
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Descrizione libro Secker and Warburg, 1983. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. 0436377446 British first edition, first printing. 0436377446 Published by Alison Press/Secker & Warburg in 1983. Virtually no wear to the jacket! ! Jacket is neatly price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. The book itself is in Near Fine condition with no scratches. The binding is straight and tight. Tiny remainder dot. All of our books are marked down 40% until October 1, 2017 (Discount is already applied). Start loading up now!. Codice libro della libreria 5007491
Descrizione libro BCA First VG/VG edgewear 265pp 8 x 6 410g, 1984. The gripping story of the battle of the ciphers, a story that moves from quiet Buckinhamshire to war in the Atlantic, to Donitz's headquarters and to the indomitable Churchill and No 10 Downing Street. Codice libro della libreria 23992
Descrizione libro London: Secker & Warburg, 1983, 1983. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. 1st Edition. Fine/Fine. (a lovely copy as new). Non price clipped. Codice libro della libreria 17
Descrizione libro Alison Press Book/Secker & Warburg, 1983. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Decoy by Dudley Pope. 1983. Hardback. UK first edition. Jacket in very good condition has not been price clipped. Clean throughout. Bookseller Inventory #HFB000742. Codice libro della libreria 000742