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For the third edition of our Geeks Guide2 feature we go behind the scenes of World War II and tell the story of the infamous code breakers and the stealth-like role they played throughout the war. Voices of the Code Breakers by Michael Paterson delves into the world of covert war and reveals how much of World War II was in fact …

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Anonymous Coward

Strange....

That this is posted the same day as the news that Bletchley Park is to receive a Government grant. Is El Reg counting on the news to help sales ( and yes I just added this to my Xmas List)

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Anonymous Coward

I thought geeks were

those geese on sentry duty during Roman Empire times, they would act as surveillance systems, squawking at any intruders.

Point is any technology can be used as a weapon, all weapons are tools, so I suppose the German 'Geeks' were outsmarted by the British 'Geeks', but then again the victor gets to the write the history books don't they.

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Sam

the victor gets to the write the history books

Which is why French history books are blank.

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THE war geek?

Highly recommended

Most Secret War by R. V. Jones, a man we owe a lot to

# ISBN-10: 185326699X

# ISBN-13: 978-1853266997

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eBook version plz?

Looks very interesting. I'll buy it when there's a DRM-free ebook version. Sony format preferred.

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Dead Vulture

Infamous?

How is cracking the Enigma Code using an early programmable computer a bad thing?

I think someone needs to add a dictionary to their list also!

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