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American Signal Intelligence in Northwest Africa and Western Europe by George F. Howe

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Historian's Introduction

The volume at hand, Dr. George F. Howe's American Signals Intelligence in Northwest Africa and Western Europe is important professional reading for those interested in cryptologic history or in World War II.

The first historian for the National Security Agency was Captain Thomas Dyer, USN, who had made significant contributions in cryptanalysis during the war. When Dyer retired in 1954, NSA decided to hire a professional historian as his replacement. That was Dr. George F. Howe.

Dr. Howe was born in Vermont in 1901, and received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1926. He was a professor of history at the University of Cincinnati for the next two decades. In 1945 he joined the research and writing staff of the Army's Historical Division. ...

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