Top secret studies on U.S. communications intelligence during World War II

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Statementproject editor, Robert E. Lester.
SeriesWorld War II research collections
ContributionsLester, Robert.
LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 90/8034 (E)
The Physical Object
Pagination59 microfilm reels
Number of Pages59
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Open LibraryOL2019984M
ISBN 101556551819, 1556551827, 1556551835
LC Control Number90956381

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The SRHs have been micropublished in three distinct parts. They are: Part 1. The Pacific Theater, Part 2. UPA's Top Secret Studies on U.S.

Communications Intelligence during World War //consists of the Special Research Histories (SRHs) of the Cryptologie Documents Collection. The SRHs have been micropublished in three distinct parts.

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