Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War 1941-1945

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As thrilling as a novel by John le Carre, this World War II memoir by ingenious cryptographer Leo Marks brings alive the codemakers and the agents they trained and communicated with in occupied Europe. of photos.

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Brenda E

Feb 5, 2015

One of the Best

One of the best books on codes and WWII. It a for everyone..not just men, as some would think. I have bought several copies over the years and lent it out and it has gone on it's way... When you are finished with it you will have had a few laughs and you will wonder how England or any big military/government managed to win a war. It is the "Peter Principle" in action.

Mary Jane P

Oct 25, 2012

One of the best books on UK s WW2 spies

This is one of the best books on the UK's undercover operations during WW2. Written by Leo Marks, who was the chief codemaker for the SOE agents sent undercover to Europe. Fascinating and well-written. If you find a copy, get it.

betty jean m

Nov 18, 2010

This book is full of information about codes, spies, wartime, and so much more. That is the problem. It is a very long book One becomes overwhelmed with so many pages to read. While I am glad to have had the exposure to the book, I must say reading it to the end was exhausting.

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