The Enigmatic Sailor, by Alan Peacock

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The Enigmatic Sailor, by Alan Peacock

The Enigmatic Sailor, by Alan Peacock

Book published by Whittles in 2004, 118 pages. Paperback (N3932)

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The part played by code-cracking during the Second World War has been revealed in popular film and has also inspired several accounts by code-crackers, but much less well-known is how code-cracking was used in actual operational situations.

In this account the 'Silent Service' speaks through the voice of a young and inexperienced naval officer whose rites of passage to manhood required him to act as a seagoing eavesdropper, a role calling not only for quick intelligence but also for facing up to excitement and danger.

Alan Peacock's story is interlaced with graphic accounts of life on the lower deck, being torpedoed in a Channel action, and the part he played in foiling enemy attacks on Russian convoys whilst simultaneously facing atrocious weather conditions. The influence that his wartime experiences exerted on Peacock's subsequent career in economics is also discussed.

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