The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes : The Story of George Scovell Paperback
by Mark Urban
This work gives a compelling account of the officer who waged the intelligence battle against Napoleon's army, a forerunner to the great code-breakers of the 20th century.
The French army, during the Peninsular War, used a code of unrivalled complexity - the "Great Paris Cipher".
Major George Scovell used a network of Spanish guerillas to capture coded French messages, and then set to work decrypting them.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, colour illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 08/07/2002
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780571205387