Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II /

"Recruited from small Southern towns and posh New England colleges, 10,000 American women served the U.S. Army and Navy as code breakers during World War II. While their brothers and husbands took up arms, these women moved to Washington and, under strict vows of secrecy, learned the meticulous work... Full description

Main Author: Mundy, Liza, 1960-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Hachette Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • The secret letters ; Introduction: "Your country needs you, young ladies". Part I. "In the event of total war women will be needed". Twenty-eight acres of girls ; "This is a man's size job, but I seem to be getting away with it" ; The most difficult problem ; "So many girls in one place"
  • Part II. "Over all this vast expanse of waters Japan was supreme". "It was heart-rending" ; "Q for communications" ; The forlorn shoe ; "Hell's half-acre" ; "It was only human to complain" ; Pencil-pushing mamas sink the shipping of Japan
  • Part III. The tide turns. Sugar camp ; "All my love, Jim" ; "Enemy landing at the mouth of the Seine" ; Teedy ; The surrender message ; Good-bye to Crow
  • Epilogue: The mitten.

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