Central Bureau and Australia's Code-Breaking Operations in the Second World War

During the Second World War, Australia was home to a large, secret code-breaking organisation named Central Bureau. The Code-Breakers there cracked the Japanese air force, army, and water transport codes, and in doing so changed the course of the Pacific War. In this recording on 9 April 2018, David Dufty talks about wartime code-breaking in Australia, describing how Australians built a large and sophisticated intelligence network from scratch, and reveals how the code-breakers played a vital role in the battles of Midway, Milne Bay, the Coral Sea, and in other operations in the Pacific War.

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