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Alan Stripp

Alan Stripp turned his experience as a wartime codebreaker to good effect in both historical and fictional accounts of the secret war against the Japanese. In Codebreaker in the Far East (1989), Stripp described his career as a cryptanalyst within an account of the contribution of British signals intelligence in the Allied victory in Burma in 1945.

The Code Snatch is a fictionalised account of the theft of a Japanese military codebook in late 1944. The novel is based on true events, though Stripp would never be drawn on the exact points where fact and fiction coincided.



The Code Snatch