Being the thoughts and writings of one Gustaf Erikson; father, homeowner, technologist.

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Saturday, 2006-05-06


Between Silk and Cyanide by Leo Marks

Subtitled “A Codemaker’s War, 1941—1945”, a memoir of work in the SOE (Special Operations Executive) during World War II. Well worth the read.

The title refers to the author’s offer to his superiors: either code pages printed on hard-to-obtain silk were issued to agents, or they would have to use their cyanide tablets.

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