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The Codebreakers

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2: Eyes in the Desert
Presented by Rene Cutforth
In mid-1942, as Rommel stood poised for his final assault on Egypt, British radio monitors in the desert were electrified to intercept a broadcast from Berlin. It implied that the Germans possessed a stolen American codebook which gave them access to the Allies' radioed military secrets. Could the information gained through this codebook be the explanation of the Germans' unstoppable advance? The reason for a naval disaster in the Mediterranean? How Rommel had gained his title - The Desert Fox ?
Based on the book The Codebreakers by DAVID KAHN
Director ROBIN BOOTLE
Producer BRUCE NORMAN

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Presented By: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Desert Fox
Unknown: David Kahn
Director: Robin Bootle
Producer: Bruce Norman

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