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WWII Era (1941-1945)

Below is a list of NSA/CSS historical publications. PDF or text file versions are available for most of the monographs and brochures. Printed copies of publications marked with an asterisk (*) may be requested from the Center for Cryptologic History via our online form.

Subject Title Author Date Available Format
Bombes The Secret of Adam and Eve Jennifer Wilcox 2003 Brochure
Cipher Machines German Cipher Machines of World War II * David Mowry 2014 Brochure
Code Talkers Origins of the Navajo Code Talkers Patrick Weadon 2002 Brochure
COMINT A History of US Communications Intelligence during WWII: Policy and Administration * Robert Louis Benson 1997 Monograph
Enigma The First Americans: The 1941 US Codebreaking Mission to Bletchley Park David Sherman 2016 Monograph
Enigma Solving the Enigma - History of the Cryptanalytic Bombe * Jennifer Wilcox 2006 Brochure
German Intelligence Cryptologic Aspects of German Intelligence Activities in South America during World War II * David P. Mowry 2011 Monograph
Holocaust Eavesdropping on Hell: Historical Guide to Western Communications Intelligence and the Holocaust 1939-1945 * Robert Hanyok 2004 Monograph
Mathematics How Mathematicians Helped Win WWII John Clabby 2005 Brochure
Midway The Battle of Midway: AF is Short of Water Patrick Weadon 2000 Brochure
Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor Revisited: United States Navy Communications Intelligence 1924-1941 * Frederick Parker 2013 Monograph
Pearl Harbor West Wind Clear: Cryptology and the Winds Message Controversy - A Documentary History * Robert Hanyok and David Mowry 2008 Monograph
Signals Intelligence American Signal Intelligence in Northwest Africa and Western Europe * George F. Howe 2010 Monograph
SIGSALY A History of Secure Voice Coding: Insights Drawn from the Career of One of the Earliest Practitioners of the Art of Speech Coding Joseph P. Campbell Jr. and Richard A. Dean 2001 Brochure
SIGSALY SIGSALY Story Patrick Weadon 2000 Brochure
SIGSALY The Start of the Digital Revolution: SIGSALY - Secure Digital Voice Communications in WWII * J. V. Boone and R. R. Peterson 2000 Brochure
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War in the Pacific A Priceless Advantage: U.S. Navy Communications Intelligence and the Battles of Coral Sea Midway and the Aleutians * Frederick D. Parker 2017 Monograph
Women Sharing the Burden: Women in Cryptology during WWII * Jennifer Wilcox 2013 Brochure