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Hitler's Strategy

by

Sir Francis Harry Hinsley

Introduction by Sam Sloan

Sir Francis Harry Hinsley (although he was not a “Sir” at the time he
wrote this book. He got that title when he was knighted in 1985.) was
a crypto-analyst or cryptanalysis during World War II. He was involved
in code-breaking. He worked with Alan Turing, who developed the first
computer, which was developed for code-breaking purposes. Hinsley was
an important member of the “Ultra” team that successfully broke the
“Enigma” German code-making machine. Winston Churchill has stated, "It
was thanks to Ultra that we won the war."
At the height of World War II, the Ultra team headed by Hinsley was
breaking the codes and deciphering 90,000 German messages per month.
In short, the British knew everything the Germans were doing. The
Germans did not know that their codes had been broken. The German's
had broken the Russian codes but not the British codes. Thus, the
Germans knew everything the Russians were doing and since the British
were able to read everything the Germans wrote, the British knew
everything the Russians were doing too !!!!
Hinsley hired several chess masters and other games players to work on
his staff breaking the codes to German radio broadcasts as they came
in. This is the reason why the biographies of several British chess
masters state that they worked on the Ultra Code-Breaking Project.
Because of his success in breaking German codes and, most importantly,
because the Germans did not know that their codes had been broken, the
German U-boat fleet suffered heavy casualties, losing 793 U-boats and
about 28,000 submariners.
Whenever the Germans sent a spy to England, which was frequently, the
British knew that the spy was coming even before he arrived. The spy
would immediately be arrested and turned so that he would start
sending false information back to the Germans. This ability to send
false information to the Germans without the Germans realizing it has
been cited as a key factor to the success of the Normandy Invasion on
6 June 1944.
Because of their ability to sink all the German supply ships, Rommel's
troops in North Africa could not be supplied. Rommel's troops were
essentially starved into submission and eventually 275,000 of them had
to surrender.
Ultra also enabled the British Navy to sink the bulk of the Italian
fleet in the Battle of Cape Matapan on 27–29 March 1941.
Harry Hinsley was born on 26 November 1918. After the war, he became a
historian. This book is one of the first of many he wrote about the
war. However, many of his subsequent volumes are so big and dense as
to be almost unreadable, such as his four-volume work “Official
history of British Intelligence in World War II”. This book provides
perhaps the most readable, summary account of Hitler's strategy during
the war.
The back cover of this book tells a fib or “white lie” when it says,
“The book depends for its existence upon the capture of the complete
naval archives”. The German Naval archives were not captured. What was
captured instead were all the German radio transmissions. This book
does not even mention the word “code-breaking”. Hinsley could not
reveal the true source for his information because Ultra was kept
officially secret for 25 years thereafter, until 1974.
In 1974, the book The Ultra Secret by F. W. Winterbotham was
published. It was only then that the existence of Ultra and Hinsley's
role in it became public knowledge.
Hinsley has stated that 90,000 German transmissions per month were
received and decoded. For this reason, the British knew where all the
German ships were. The trick was to keep the Germans from realizing
that their codes had been broken. The Germans believed that their
codes were impossible to break.
If you read historical accounts of the war, you will often see
statements like, “It was just by coincidence that the British happened
to spot a German convoy or U-Boat.” The British wanted the Germans to
believe that they had just encountered an incredible streak of bad
luck.
Several times, the Italians suggested to their allies, the Germans,
that their codes might be compromised, especially when the British
were able to defeat much larger Italian and German armies. The Germans
dismissed this suggestion, saying that their codes were unbreakable.
Hinsley has stated that 60% of the ships the Germans sent from the
Southern Mediterranean Sea coast to North Africa were sunk before they
reached their destinations. Their ability to sink all these ships came
from the fact that the codes had been broken, but in order to conceal
this fact they had the spies they had captured transmit the false
information that the British fleet was ten times bigger than it
actually was. The Germans believed that there were some 400 Allied
submarines in the Mediterranean and a huge fleet of reconnaissance
aircraft. In fact, there were only 25 submarines and at times as few
as three aircraft
Hinsley states in this book that by the end of 1942 the War was all
but lost for Germany. This is a surprising statement in view of the
fact that the Normandy invasion did not take place until June 6, 1944.
What he means by this is that with almost the entire German Navy at
the bottom of the sea in 1942 and by that time the Allied forces
dominated the air too, as all the German airplanes had been shot down,
it was just a question of time before there would be a successful
invasion of Germany.
During World War II, Hinsley served in the Naval section at the
Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park. After the war, he
returned to St. John's College, Cambridge, where he rose to be Master
and, later, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. In 1972,
Hinsley was appointed official historian of British intelligence in
the war, heading a team of four historians. British Intelligence in
the Second World War was published in five volumes between 1979 and
1990. “The triumph of Hinsley's narrative was the integration of his
account of the intelligence picture with the decisions of the
commanders in the field and in Whitehall.” See also, Wolfgang Saxon,
New York Times, 24 Feb. 1998, A23.
Hinsley wrote numerous books on code-breaking subsequent to this one.
He died on 16 February 1998 at age 79.
Ishi Press has been publishing books on Hitler and World War II, first
because these books are popular and people buy them and secondly
because of the need to study and be alert to the possibility of a new
Hitler arising right here in the USA. Not to beat around the bush, but
several would-be Hitlers have come close to becoming US President.
The current Ishi Press titles about Hitler and World War II, including
the War in Japan, a

Hiroshima ISBN 092389165X
Inside the Third Reich ISBN 0923891730
Guests of the Kremlin ISBN 0923891811
Crusade in Europe by Dwight D. Eisenhower
ISBN 4871873137
Infiltration: How Heinrich Himmler Schemed to Build an SS Industrial
Empire ISBN 4871878775
Spandau The Secret Diaries ISBN 4871878791
The Loneliest Man in the World The Inside Story of the Thirty Year
Imprisonment of Rudolf Hess
ISBN 4871878805
Berlin Diary ISBN 4871878813
Reminiscences by Douglas MacArthur
ISBN 4871878821
Mit Hitler im Westen or With Hitler in the West
ISBN 487187883X
Speeches by Hitler in 1938 ISBN 487187897X
Tales of the South Pacific ISBN 4871878988
Jugend um Hitler : 120 Bilddokumente aus der Umgebung des Führers
ISBN 4871879100
Triumph of the Will or Der Triumph des Willens
ISBN 4871879119
The Kersten Memoirs 1940-1945 ISBN 4871879127
A Life for Hungary: Memoirs of Admiral Nicholas Horthy Regent of
Hungary ISBN 4871879135
Hitler Directs His War The Secret Records of His Daily Military
Conferences ISBN 4871879143
Escape from Freedom ISBN 4871879151
The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945,
Volume One ISBN 4871879178
The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945,
Volume Two ISBN 4871879186
Felix Steiner Die Freiwilligen ISBN 4871879194
Hitler's Strategy ISBN 4871879208
The Private Life of Adolf Hitler The Intimate Notes and Diary of Eva
Braun ISBN 4871879216


Sam Sloan
San Rafael California
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I forgot to put up the links. Here they a

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Go see the new video: "Hitler complains that the links were not
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On Oct 28, 7:56*am, samsloan wrote:
Hitler's Strategy

by

Sir Francis Harry Hinsley

Introduction by Sam Sloan

Sir Francis Harry Hinsley (although he was not a “Sir” at the time he
wrote this book. He got that title when he was knighted in 1985.) was
a crypto-analyst or cryptanalysis during World War II. He was involved
in code-breaking. He worked with Alan Turing, who developed the first
computer, which was developed for code-breaking purposes. Hinsley was
an important member of the “Ultra” team that successfully broke the
“Enigma” German code-making machine. Winston Churchill has stated, "It
was thanks to Ultra that we won the war."
At the height of World War II, the Ultra team headed by Hinsley was
breaking the codes and deciphering 90,000 German messages per month.
In short, the British knew everything the Germans were doing. The
Germans did not know that their codes had been broken. The German's
had broken the Russian codes but not the British codes. Thus, the
Germans knew everything the Russians were doing and since the British
were able to read everything the Germans wrote, the British knew
everything the Russians were doing too !!!!
Hinsley hired several chess masters and other games players to work on
his staff breaking the codes to German radio broadcasts as they came
in. This is the reason why the biographies of several British chess
masters state that they worked on the Ultra Code-Breaking Project.
Because of his success in breaking German codes and, most importantly,
because the Germans did not know that their codes had been broken, the
German U-boat fleet suffered heavy casualties, losing 793 U-boats and
about 28,000 submariners.
Whenever the Germans sent a spy to England, which was frequently, the
British knew that the spy was coming even before he arrived. The spy
would immediately be arrested and turned so that he would start
sending false information back to the Germans. This ability to send
false information to the Germans without the Germans realizing it has
been cited as a key factor to the success of the Normandy Invasion on
6 June 1944.
Because of their ability to sink all the German supply ships, Rommel's
troops in North Africa could not be supplied. Rommel's *troops were
essentially starved into submission and eventually 275,000 of them had
to surrender.
Ultra also enabled the British Navy to sink the bulk of the Italian
fleet in the Battle of Cape Matapan on 27–29 March 1941.
Harry Hinsley was born on 26 November 1918. After the war, he became a
historian. This book is one of the first of many he wrote about the
war. However, many of his subsequent volumes are so big and dense as
to be almost unreadable, such as his four-volume work “Official
history of British Intelligence in World War II”. This book provides
perhaps the most readable, summary account of Hitler's strategy during
the war.
The back cover of this book tells a fib or “white lie” when it says,
“The book depends for its existence upon the capture of the complete
naval archives”. The German Naval archives were not captured. What was
captured instead were all the German radio transmissions. This book
does not even mention the word “code-breaking”. Hinsley could not
reveal the true source for his information because Ultra was kept
officially secret for 25 years thereafter, until 1974.
In 1974, the book The Ultra Secret by F. W. Winterbotham was
published. It was only then that the existence of Ultra and Hinsley's
role in it became public knowledge.
Hinsley has stated that 90,000 German transmissions per month were
received and decoded. For this reason, the British knew where all the
German ships were. The trick was to keep the Germans from realizing
that their codes had been broken. The Germans believed that their
codes were impossible to break.
If you read historical accounts of the war, you will often see
statements like, “It was just by coincidence that the British happened
to spot a German convoy or U-Boat.” The British wanted the Germans to
believe that they had just encountered an incredible streak of bad
luck.
Several times, the Italians suggested to their allies, the Germans,
that their codes might be compromised, especially when the British
were able to defeat much larger Italian and German armies. The Germans
dismissed this suggestion, saying that their codes were unbreakable.
Hinsley has stated that 60% of the ships the Germans sent from the
Southern Mediterranean Sea coast to North Africa were sunk before they
reached their destinations. Their ability to sink all these ships came
from the fact that the codes had been broken, but in order to conceal
this fact they had the spies they had captured transmit the false
information that the British fleet was ten times bigger than it
actually was. The Germans believed that there were some 400 Allied
submarines in the Mediterranean and a huge fleet of reconnaissance
aircraft. In fact, there were only 25 submarines and at times as few
as three aircraft
Hinsley states in this book that by the end of 1942 the War was all
but lost for Germany. This is a surprising statement in view of the
fact that the Normandy invasion did not take place until June 6, 1944.
What he means by this is that with almost the entire German Navy at
the bottom of the sea in 1942 and by that time the Allied forces
dominated the air too, as all the German airplanes had been shot down,
it was just a question of time before there would be a successful
invasion of Germany.
During World War II, Hinsley served in the Naval section at the
Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park. After the war, he
returned to St. John's College, Cambridge, where he rose to be Master
and, later, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. In 1972,
Hinsley was appointed official historian of British intelligence in
the war, heading a team of four historians. British Intelligence in
the Second World War was published in five volumes between 1979 and
1990. “The triumph of Hinsley's narrative was the integration of his
account of the intelligence picture with the decisions of the
commanders in the field and in Whitehall.” See also, Wolfgang Saxon,
New York Times, 24 Feb. 1998, A23.
Hinsley wrote numerous books on code-breaking subsequent to this one.
He died on 16 February 1998 at age 79.
Ishi Press has been publishing books on Hitler and World War II, first
because these books are popular and people buy them and secondly
because of the need to study and be alert to the possibility of a new
Hitler arising right here in the USA. Not to beat around the bush, but
several would-be Hitlers have come close to becoming US President.
The current Ishi Press titles about Hitler and World War II, including
the War in Japan, a

Hiroshima * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ISBN 092389165X
Inside the Third Reich * * * * *ISBN 0923891730
Guests of the Kremlin * * * * * ISBN 0923891811
Crusade in Europe by Dwight D. Eisenhower
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ISBN 4871873137
Infiltration: How Heinrich Himmler Schemed to Build an SS Industrial
Empire * * * * *ISBN 4871878775
Spandau The Secret Diaries * * *ISBN 4871878791
The Loneliest Man in the World The Inside Story of the Thirty Year
Imprisonment of Rudolf Hess
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ISBN 4871878805
Berlin Diary * * * * * * * * * * * * * *ISBN 4871878813
Reminiscences by Douglas MacArthur
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ISBN 4871878821
Mit Hitler im Westen or With Hitler in the West
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ISBN 487187883X
Speeches by Hitler in 1938 * * * * * * *ISBN 487187897X
Tales of the South Pacific * * * * * * *ISBN 4871878988
Jugend um Hitler : 120 Bilddokumente aus der Umgebung des Führers
ISBN 4871879100
Triumph of the Will or Der Triumph des Willens
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ISBN 4871879119
The Kersten Memoirs 1940-1945 * ISBN 4871879127
A Life for Hungary: Memoirs of Admiral Nicholas Horthy Regent of
Hungary * * * * * * * * ISBN 4871879135
Hitler Directs His War The Secret Records of His Daily Military
Conferences * * * * * * ISBN 4871879143
Escape from Freedom * * * * * * ISBN 4871879151
The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945,
Volume One * * *ISBN 4871879178
The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945,
Volume Two * * *ISBN 4871879186
Felix Steiner Die Freiwilligen *ISBN 4871879194
Hitler's Strategy * * * * * * * * * * * ISBN 4871879208
The Private Life of Adolf Hitler The Intimate Notes and Diary of Eva
Braun * * * * * * * * * ISBN 4871879216

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Sam Sloan
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * San Rafael California
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * October 28, 2011


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