The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau
A groundbreaking work of Australian military history, The Code-Breakers of Central Bureau tells the story of the country’s significant code-breaking and signals-intelligence achievements during the Second World War. It reveals how Australians built a large and sophisticated intelligence network from scratch, how Australian code-breakers cracked Japanese army and air force codes, and how the code-breakers played a vital role in the battles of Midway, Milne Bay, the Coral Sea, Hollandia, and Leyte.The book also reveals Australian involvement in the shooting down of Admiral Yamamoto near Bougainville in 1943, and how on 14 August 1945, following Japan’s offer of surrender, an Australian intelligence officer established the Allies’ first direct radio contact with Japan since the war had begun.This is a rich historical account of a secret and little-understood side of the war, interwoven with lively personalities and personal stories. It is the story of Australia’s version of Bletchley Park, of talented and dedicated individuals who significantly influenced the course of the Pacific War.

The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau Details

TitleThe Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 19th, 2017
PublisherScribe
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GenreNonfiction, Military, Military History, War, World War II

The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau Review

  • Trent Telenko
    January 1, 1970
    New WW2 Codebreaking Ground CoveredThere are few resources on General MacArthur 's Central Bureau, let alone from the Australian perspective.David Duffy fills this niche wellHe has several wonderful moments in the narrative dealing with the Australian women as Morse code operators including one between the Australian military chiefs and the Prime Minister calling them out on their sexism over theirs antics in trying to avoid using them.The Australian role in the breaking the coded message leadin New WW2 Codebreaking Ground CoveredThere are few resources on General MacArthur 's Central Bureau, let alone from the Australian perspective.David Duffy fills this niche wellHe has several wonderful moments in the narrative dealing with the Australian women as Morse code operators including one between the Australian military chiefs and the Prime Minister calling them out on their sexism over theirs antics in trying to avoid using them.The Australian role in the breaking the coded message leading to the shoot down of Adm. Yamamoto is also detailed including the fact the Central Bureau provided a complete decoded version of the message in a lessor air to ground code message that was used to by U.S. Navy code breakers to crack the version in the stronger JN-25 Japanese Naval code.All in all it rates a strong five stars.
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