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The Man Who Broke Napoleon’s Codes

Finished reading this a couple of weeks ago and fascinating it was too. I’m a sucker for any stories about codes or ciphers so this is right up my street. I must admit that I know/knew absolutely nothing about the Napoleonic Wars either.
Since reading this I went out and bought a book on the Napoleonic Wars to remedy this shortcoming. I guess it’s all a question of what you cover at school for history. My O-Level was 20th century British history, from WWI to the beginning of WWII. Before then, lots of Roman and Viking stuff. That leaves 1500 years or so out. Worth catching up. Will have to read Simon Schama’s books some time.