Code Breaking in the Pacific

  • Peter Donovan
  • John Mack

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Build Up

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter Donovan, John Mack
      Pages 3-28
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      Pages 35-47
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      Pages 67-78
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      Pages 79-91
  3. Technical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Peter Donovan, John Mack
      Pages 95-120
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  4. Ciphers and the Submarines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Peter Donovan, John Mack
      Pages 273-286

About this book

Introduction

This book reveals the historical context and the evolution of the technically complex Allied Signals Intelligence (Sigint) activity against Japan from 1920 to 1945. It traces the all-important genesis and development of the cryptanalytic techniques used to break the main Japanese Navy code (JN-25) and the Japanese Army’s Water Transport Code during WWII. This is the first book to describe, explain and analyze the code breaking techniques developed and used to provide this intelligence, thus closing the sole remaining gap in the published accounts of the Pacific War. The authors also explore the organization of cryptographic teams and issues of security, censorship, and leaks. Correcting gaps in previous research, this book illustrates how Sigint remained crucial to Allied planning throughout the war. It helped direct the advance to the Philippines from New Guinea, the sea battles and the submarine onslaught on merchant shipping. Written by well-known authorities on the history of cryptography and mathematics, Code Breaking in the Pacific is designed for cryptologists, mathematicians and researchers working in communications security. Advanced-level students interested in cryptology, the history of the Pacific War, mathematics or the history of computing will also find this book a valuable resource.

Keywords

Breaking additive systems Censorship and leaks Ciphers Code breaking Crypanalysis Cryptology Damning Encryption systems Gap closing Redundant encryption

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Donovan
    • 1
  • John Mack
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08278-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08277-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08278-3
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