Decoding History

The Battle of the Atlantic and Ultra

  • W. J. R. Gardner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 219-263

About this book


The German attack on merchant shipping in the Second World War, known as the Battle of the Atlantic, was countered partly by code-breaking intelligence known as Ultra. The dramatic revelation of this factor in the middle 1970s resulted in many works giving this as the most important cause of Allied success.


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Authors and affiliations

  • W. J. R. Gardner
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  1. 1.Naval Historical BranchMinistry of DefenceUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40157-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-51014-2
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