Daily Archives: June 10, 2011

WW2 spy book

Comments Off

[Today’s run: Watson Road 3.5 miles]

I picked up a couple of books at the Columbus Library this week.

The Columbus Library is not a very big place.  I suspect it is smaller than the Estes Park library and Estes Park is maybe a third of the size of Columbus, or smaller.  As far as I can tell they have no books on Amateur Radio.

But they were nice and gave me a library card so I go in there sometimes and this time I brought home two books. One I didn’t think was very interesting.  The other really was captivating:  Between Silk and Cyanide by Leo Marks.

Mr. Marks invented codes and communications systems for people who were going behind the lines in WW2. He also had some contact with the codebreakers at Bletchley Park who were working on the Enigma codes.  He developed some code sheets written on silk which could be sewed into clothing.

After the war he became a playwright and screen writer.

 

Filed under other thoughts
Jun 10, 2011
« Mudbugs | ARRL June VHF QSO Party (contest) »
---------------------------------------------------

Older Posts

June 2011
S M T W T F S
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Archives