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  John Pryor Posing Among British POWs Taken At Dunkirk       .MI9 created an elaborate and game based code to communicate with POWs the details of their condition, and whatever details they had about the state of the enemy. It was complex. It was done manually, not with sophisticated hand cranked computational devices […]

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Coded Civil War Message From Vicksburg Just Decoded.

by Daniel Russ on January 22, 2011

A message in a bottle delivered to a Confederate general during the American Civil War has been deciphered, 147 years after it was written. In the encrypted message, a commander tells Gen John Pemberton that no reinforcements are available to help him defend Vicksburg, Mississippi. “You can expect no help from this side of the […]

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