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by John Winton

Category: Europe
Subcategory: History books
Author: John Winton
ISBN: 0688085466
ISBN13: 978-0688085469
Language: English
Publisher: W. Morrow; First American Edition edition (1988)
Pages: 207
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Describes Allied intelligence efforts during World War II, detailing how the use of the Enigma coding machine influenced naval strategies and led to the destruction of several German warships.

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CODES by Gordon Welchman (New York: McGrawHill, 1982, ISBN 0–07–069180–0, 326 p. diagrams, notes, bibliography, index) THE ULTRA SECRET by F. W. Winterbotham (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1974, ISBN 0–297–76832–8, 199 p. index; numerous reprints) ULTRA AT SEA: HOW BREAKING THE NAZI CODE AFFECTED ALLIED NAVAL STRATEGY DURING WORLD WAR II by John Winton (London: Leo Cooper .

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Comments to eBook ULTRA at sea: How breaking the Nazi code affected Allied naval strategy during World War II
JoJoshura
This book is one of several published in the mid1970's to late 1980's that discuss one of the best kept secrets of WWII; namely that the British were reading the messages sent on the supposedly unbreakable German Enigma cipher machine. This book focuses on the importance of this deciphering, the Ultra Secret, on WWII at sea. It covers operations in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean and mentions some operations that took place in the Indian Ocean. While the book discusses the deciphering effort it does not get into any of the details of how this was done or the operations at Bletchley Park where it was done.

The book contains a lot of detail on the operations against individual convoys, which are written in a very interesting and non-academic manner. While written with the general reader in mind, the also contains a wealth of detail that will satisfy the military historian and those who are keenly interested in the details of WWII. It covers both the actions against the German surface fleet as well as against the U-boat fleet. There is a discussion of how the Allies tried to prevent the Germans from suspecting that their messages were being read, why the Germans should have suspected that this was the case and why they did not do so in spite of a lot of information to the contrary. The book discusses Allied antisubmarine techniques as well as the techniques used by the Germans to sink Allied ships. The book also discusses the successful German effort to read the British and American Naval codes and the impact that this had on WWII.
Inth
Winton has shown how the cracking of intelligence codes dramatically affected the progress of the war in Europe. He also answered a question I had been struggling to find an answer to. How did Admiral Doenitz react to the reports, after World War II, that the German codes had been compromised? Winton has a surprising answer.

He details the many aspects of the breaking of Axis codes - the trial and error, good fortune, carelessness, and the fates all are shown at their best or worst, depending on your viewpoint. Some of the mistakes left me shaking my head at the degree of misplaced confidence held by some people.

There have been many books about the code breaking process during World War II but Mr. Winton puts it all together in a very readable format that I think is a must have for any student of intelligence gathering, encryption and decryption, and of course, World War II - before and after the Americans joined the Allies.
Alsantrius
Explores the coordination of the Ultra network and the Naval and Army , especially the Navy, in defeating the forces of Japan. Great reading from a British perspective.
Kuve
THe author has written many works on naval operations and life at sea from the time of Raleigh to the modern day. In addition he has written almost as much fiction.
This book focuses on the use of the ULTRA intercepts in winning the sea campaigns against the Kriegsmarine in WW II.
There is much published, good, bad, and otherwise on the code breakers and activities of the US and Britain in WW II, there is little on how the intel was actually used.
Codebreaking and decryption in wartime is simply an intellectual game unless the results are combined with all available intelligence and gotten to the field forces in good time for use in combat operations. And the same is applicable to peacetime but there is often the luxury of time to ponder. Not so, the cat must pounce or the prey will flee.
Thus, this book is quite interesting as it focuses not on the war effort as a whole. A compartively slender tome it covers the subject and analyzes the use and then the author concludes.
Using SIGINT is always difficult because, first, the special security needed to keep the secret. This was not so much a problem with naval ops because the decrypts went to the Admiralty by courier and landlines. Field headquarters ground and air staff personnel were not all indoctrinated and those who were, were forbidden to go in harm's way for fear of capture and compromise. An indoctrinated USAAF officer went on a mission over Germany against orders, but managed to conceal his knowledge from his captors.
Second difficulty is the need to make cover for use so that the blame for the defeat can be placed on any source other than SIGINT. Thus, aircraft were often sent out to spoof the convoys from Italy to North Africa and deliberate deception leaks were made to point the finger at actual spies in the ports of departure.
Deserves a place on the shelf of every student of operational use of intelligence.
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