The Secret Life of a Female Code Breaker

A new PBS film hails the life of pioneering code breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman


More than 80 years now separates us from the Second World War. As information about that titanic struggle becomes declassified, we learn more about the highly sensitive and critical work that was done by ordinary citizens with extraordinary minds to defeat the Nazis and the Japanese—work, especially in codebreaking, that was done by unsung heroes who si…

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